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Bell AH-1S COBRA TZEFA IAF Israeli attack helicopter Hobby Boss 1/72 scale model

December 13, 2019 · in Aviation · · 10 · 2.5K

Technical data: built out of kit + scratchbuilt RBF flags.

The Bell AH-1 is a two-blade rotor, single-engine attack manufactured by Bell Helicopter. It was developed using the engine, transmission and rotor system of the Bell UH-1 Iroquois. A member of the prolific Huey family, the AH-1 is also referred to as the HueyCobra or Snake.
The Israeli Air Force named its Cobras as the "Tzefa" (Hebrew: צפע‎, for Viper). Since the mid-1970s Lebanon has been Israel's most active front; Cobras had been fighting there for more than 20 years.

Building hours: 60

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10 responses

  1. Really well done, and a great job picking out the details. I like the mirror display base too– we get to see all of that cool wrap-around snake motif.

  2. Very nicely done - love the details and paint work - nicely weathered but not overdone.

  3. Impressive build in such a small scale.

  4. That's one venomous Viper! Looks great, right down to the remove before flight tags.

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