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US Helicopter Crew, Vietnam

DML 1/35 US Helicopter Crew, Vietnam Kit First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review January 2014 Manufacturer DML
Subject US Helicopter Crew, Vietnam Scale 1/35
Kit Number 3311 Primary Media Styrene
Pros Can be adapted to nearly any 1/35 Vietnam-era helicopter Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Basic MSRP (USD) $19.95

First Look

US Helicopter Crew, Vietnam

DML reissued this four-figure crew set for a typical Vietnam combat helicopter in 1/35 scale. Molded in light gray styrene, this kit is presented on two parts trees, one with the four figures and the other with a variety of weapons. If you recall, DML produced what is easily the nicest OH-6A Cayuse in 1/35 scale a number of years ago, then reissued that kit with crew as kit 3310. If you look carefully at that crew sprue, that is one half of this set (the OH-6 typically flew scout missions with a pilot and a crew chief/door gunner two-man crew. If you have the older release of that OH-6, you can get those two figures in this release.

This set has four figures, pilot, copilot, and two door gunners. In addition to the crew figures, this set also provides each crewman with a holstered survival sidearm as well as a bayonnete in scabbard. In addition, one door gunner has an M60 SAW on a tether-mount while the other gunner has a pintle-mounted M60 with ammo bin.

This set is ideal to crew up for your favorite 1/35 scale UH-1 Huey or, as mentioned previously, to crew up the DML Loach.

My sincere thanks to DML for this review sample!