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ACADEMY 1691 MCDONNELL-DOUGLAS MH-6 STEALTH QUIET ATTACK HELICOPTER 1/48

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highly accurate static display model
HIGH QUALITY
HIGH DETAIL kit

McDONNELL DOUGLAS/HUGHES
MH-6 STEALTH HELICOPTER

The deep black of a moonless night shielded a small gunboat from detection. Silently, it crept through the dark waters of the
Persian Gulf, seeking to attack any foreign oil tanker unfortunde enough to pass near enough on its joumey through the guarded
watenflay. The cravmen of the little boat were secure in the knoMedge that they were tohlly invisible b the eyes of the searching
watchmen on board the oil tankers plying the gulf during this tense period in time. They could hft tlte defenseless tankerc and
escape without detection, inflicting severe damage on the giant ships with little risk to themsehres.
Suddenly, and without any warning, the little gunboat erufled in a violent explosion, a victim of the very element of surprise
the hapless crew was relying on lor their successful raid. Although they never knar, they were the first victims of modern stealth
technology. For only a mile away, another "invisible" craft had been observing everything the unsuspecting gunboat and its crerlrr
had been dcling. The MH6 Night Hawk had struck!
This was the first repord incident in which "stealth" aircraft had been officially acknoMedged by the U.S. and operated in a
combat situation. A short time later, the scenario was repeated again, and three lranian gunboats would no longer offer any threat
to the heavily-laden tankers.
Essentially, the MH6 is a devetopment of the popular MD-500 Defender helicopteq a variant of the potent little Hughes
Cayuse used in Vietnam. Performance characteriSics of the stealth version are the same as the standard military type. The MH6
can carry nearly every combination of weapons used on any American combat helicopter. Horvever, the secret of the Night Hawk
is its "invisibility paint", a thick, dull black coating that contains microscopic nretal balls. This paint both absorbs and deflecb radar
waves so there will be no tell-tale image on an enemy's radar screen. ln addition, a newtechnology engine silencer and "quiet"
rotor make the MH6 nearly as silent as the night through which it travels. Frcm a distance of only a mile, it is unddected by the
enemy, while ib advance fire control system locates, tracks and destroya the enemy.
This tiny machine is only 23 long, about the size of a modern pick-up truck, but its load is far more potent. The model depicted
by this kit is a replica of the MH6 described in the scenario abcne. lt was the first "slealth" aircraft to be unveiled to the public
and was displayed at the 1988 Edwards AFB open house, where the data for this MinicrafUAcademy model was gathered

4 sprues
59 KIT PARTS PCS

FIGURE PAINTING
Helmet WHITE
Face ftESH
Flight Belts GREEN
Seat Behs GREEN
Boots BTACK
Gloves GREEN

PAINTING
WHITE
YELLOW
RED
BLUE
GRAY
GUNMETAL
GREEN
SILVER
BLACK

Paint entire aircraft flat black overaLl
Paint rear windows flat opaque black

PAINT AND GLUE ARE NOT INCLUDED

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