Dornier-built Luftwaffe Search-and-rescue (SAR or 'Suche-und-Rettung' in the German) Bell UH-1D Huey helicopter. This particular machine was constructed in 1969 - some 350 Hueys served with the German Bundeswehr and are only now just starting to be replaced by the Airbus Helicopters H145 after some fifty years service. This Huey is now a 'memorial' and was stationed at the Wandsbek Military hospital (Bundeswehrkrankenhaus) in Hamburg..
Hubschrauberdenkmal für das jahrzehntelange Engagement der Bundeswehr in der Luftrettung in Hamburg am Bundeswehrkrankenhaus Wandsbek. Hubschraubertyp Bell UH-1D, aufgenommen kurz vor der Einweihung des Denkmals am 30.08.2008.
Monument of a Bell UH-1D helicopter honoring the decades-lasting participation of the German Armed Forces in Hamburg's pre-hospital air ambulance care. Located at the military hospital; taken on August 30, 2008, just prior to the inauguration.
This model is another 'save' from the 'shelf of doom'. It was a build that ran out of steam way back when I realised that the two fuselage halves did not fit together. Relatively neat interior but not much can be seen through the overly thick clear parts. Problems really started when I got some thinner on these - reacting with the plastic they quickly became opaque and no amount of polishing could get them clear again. The fluorescent finish on the doors was another trial - even over primer. I started to put the decals on early in the build - but they were stuck fast to the backing sheet and had to be carefully pulled off the sheet with the edge of a scapel blade. The fuselage codes on one side promptly folded over themselves. Still, it is another completion..and an interesting subject.
RELOADED V2: @RAFNortholt Photocall 2006— Flightline UK (@flightlineuk) May 11, 2021
Rotary aircraft from the German Air Force and Army Aviation were great supporters of Northolt events. In 2006 multiple examples of the Bo105 were joined by a UH-1D Iroquois #avgeek pic.twitter.com/ERR3KWfk0A