Cobra Company 1/48 Helicopter Firefighting Tank First Look
|Date of Review||December 2007||Manufacturer||Cobra Company|
|Subject||Helicopter Firefighting Tank||Scale||1/48|
|Kit Number||48052||Primary Media||Resin|
|Pros||Unique conversion to create a firefighting Huey||Cons|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$12.00|
Cobra Company has released an interesting conversion in honor of another bad fire season. This set converts your favorite 1/48 UH-1 Iroquois or Bell Model 205/212/412 Huey kit into a firefighting aircraft.
The set consists of the belly tank that mounts to the underside of the aircraft, a pair of rail hangers for the rear of the tank, and a pair filler/vent masts.
This set represents a really simple conversion and would be ideal for someone wanting to create a unique model. AMS modelers will like this set too as each tank installation seems to be a little different and you have the opportunity to add a variety of plumbing, wiring and actuators that the full-scale tank uses to interface the tank with the aircraft.
My sincere thanks to Cobra Company for this review sample!