Easy Model 37040 1/72 Helicopter - Mi-8 Hip-C Russian Air Force Mi-8T, Yellow 09 Assembled ModelEAS-37040
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Easy Model 1/72 Scale Mil Mi-8T Hip-C Soviet Air Force
The Mil Mi-8 (NATO reporting name Hip) is a medium twin-turbine transport helicopter that can also act as a gunship. The first prototype, the W-8, flew in 9 July 1961. It was powered by a single AI-24V engine. A second prototype, with two AI-24V engines, made its first flight on 17 September 1962. After a few changes it was introduced into the Soviet Air Force by 1967 as the Mi-8, and remains in production as of 2009. The Mi-8 is the worlds most-produced helicopter, and is used by over 50 countries. There are numerous variants, including the Mi-8T which is armed with rockets and anti-tank guided missiles, in addition to carrying twenty-four soldiers.
Mil Mi-8T Hip-C
Designed as a turbine-powered replacement for the Mi-4, the Mi-8 was first flown on July 8th, 1961.
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The Easy Model Platinum Collection range presents highy-affordable, ready-made plastic models of military aircraft. While these models may not have the same heft as their diecast siblings, they do offer remarkable value for money. Most importantly, they look perfectly at home alongside diecast modes, allowing collectors to flesh out their collection with types and paint-schemes not yet available in diecast.
Easy Model Platinum Collection display model airplanes feature:
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- Spinning propellers.
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- Permanently extended landing gear.
- Presentation stand to display the aircraft in flight.
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