8-Jun-2011 Source: Dragon Models
The raid on the compound of the fugitive Osama bin Laden on May 2, 2011 was an enormous success, with the Al-Qaeda leader finally being eliminated after nearly a decade on the run. The team of elite US Navy SEALs was inserted into the town of Abbottabad in Pakistan using special radar-evading helicopters. Were it not for the fact that one of them crash-landed and had to be destroyed, the world would probably not have realized that the US possesses such stealthy helicopter variants. Looking like a mixture of MH-60 Black Hawk and F-117 Stealth Fighter, this mysterious helicopter from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR) has distinctive edges and angles. The fuselage, nose and tail were all modified to reduce the craftâ€™s radar cross-section.
Now Dragon brings a 1/144 scale model kit of this â€œdarkâ€ helicopter used by special operations troops. Befitting the innovative and ultra-secretive shape of the helicopter, this model is newly tooled in every aspect. All the low-observable features such as the angled surfaces are carefully rendered. Created using Dragonâ€™s famed engineering expertise, the various parts fit together with precision. The box includes two complete Stealth helicopters, making the set even more appealing. This 1+1 package will even allow modelers to recreate the raid on bin Ladenâ€™s hideout! For those wanting to taste the very latest and best of US military helicopter technology, this 1/144 kit is a must-have!
More information at http://www.dragonmodelsusa.com/dmlusa/prodd.asp?pid=DRA4628