Bell® UH-1(H) Super Huey® – CAL FIRE Equipment

Brickmania
$610.00
Current Stock:
19
SKU:
BKM530
Availability:
Ships in 1-3 Days
Weight:
3.11 LBS
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout
Designer:
Mary Wilson
Piece Count:
935 LEGO® & Brickmania® elements
Minifigs:
4
Skill Level:
Advanced (4 of 5)

About the Bell® UH-1(H) Super Huey® – CAL FIRE Equipment:

The Bell® UH-1(H) Super Huey®, is a troop/cargo transport rotor craft that was used by the United States Army in Vietnam. Since then, it has been utilized in the civilian world for forest fire suppression. California’s Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Air Operations first acquired 12 UH-1F Huey® helicopters in 1981 through the Federal Excess Personal Property program to help combat raging wildfires. By 1990, the F model was replaced with the H version. The Super Huey® is crewed by one pilot, two Helitack Captains, and up to eight personnel. To suppress fires, the UH-1(H) carries a bucket payload of 324 gallons of water/foam or up to 360 gallons of water/foam in a fixed tank.

California Fire’s Super Huey® helicopter's primary mission is to quickly respond to and attack wildfires. They do this by carrying a team of nine Helitack firefighters to insertion points to help stop the spread. The Huey® helicopters then quickly change to a fire suppression role by dropping “buckets” of water onto the flames. Super Huey® helicopters are also involved in various forms of search and rescue and use the HOIST program where specially trained firefighters are lowered from a hovering helicopter to a trapped or injured person below. Currently, California Fire employs twelve Super Huey® Helicopters across the state.

Specifications:

Gross Weight: 10,500 pounds
Cruise Speed: 126 mph
Range: 250 miles
Endurance: 2 hours
Rotor Diameter: 48 feet
Engines: Turbine Lycoming T-53-703 derated from 1800 HP

Bell® UH-1(H) Super Huey® – CAL FIRE Equipment

Additional information about this Brickmania® custom building kit:

The phenomenal build brings a new perspective to the Brickmania Huey® kit lineup! Loaded with custom printed elements and a crew of four custom minifigs, this build includes unique play features for bucket operations and field communications along with the standard sliding side doors, opening pilot doors, and more. The minifigs represent a CAL FIRE crew and all the build’s details are custom printed. No stickers yet again!!

Model Statistics:

Designed by Mary Wilson
935 LEGO® & Brickmania® elements
4x custom minifigs
Custom printed elements
Full-color printed building instructions
1/35th scale to match other Brickmania kits
Advanced Skill Level (6-8 years building experience recommended)

Bell®, Huey®, emblems, logos, and body designs are trademarks of Textron Innovations Inc. and are used under license by Brickmania LLC.

All Brickmania® model kits are made of new-condition LEGO® bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.

This is not a LEGO® Product. LEGO and the LEGO minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this product. The LEGO Group is not liable for any loss, injury or damage arising from the use or misuse of this product.