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General Category => N Gauge Discussion => American N Scale => Topic started by: OwL on May 27, 2011, 06:44:17 PM

Title: US Special forces Helicopter
Post by: OwL on May 27, 2011, 06:44:17 PM
Hello Guys,

As an avid fan of N Guage I spotted this new model on the net. It isnt a train or engine but certainly fits in the n scale field. I must say how amazed I was to see this. The Chinese Company 'Dragon' have produced a model of the US special forces helicopter that was used in the raid to 'take out' osama bin laden in this months raid!!!

Here is the link:   http://www.dragon-models.com/html/4628poster.htm

I was shocked that little after the death of the most wanted man in living history, our friends from China have been quick to produce a model in technically n scale...The box art also depicts the scene moments before the swoop on the evil mans lair.

Title: Re: US Special forces Helicopter
Post by: Tank on May 27, 2011, 07:05:24 PM
It's a modified Black Hawk - but amazing how fast they've made it like you say. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: US Special forces Helicopter
Post by: lesmond on May 27, 2011, 07:06:48 PM
They're certainly on the ball there - I wonder how many they'll sell?
Title: Re: US Special forces Helicopter
Post by: OwL on May 27, 2011, 07:17:37 PM
I would expect that the sales in the USA would out weigh any other plastic kit made for that market this year (and probably next!!)

I would buy one but Dragon have yet to announce the release in the UK and Europe, however their listing of a GBP indicator highlights that this model will be released in the UK soon.

Im just amazed how speedy (within 21 days!) a model depicting this great historical event has been released!!!

I just dont think that a US special forces stealth chopper would be 'in keeping' with my modern image UK layout, I just dont think it would 'fit in' hovering above my EWS owned traction maintenance depot!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: US Special forces Helicopter
Post by: Alex on May 27, 2011, 07:40:00 PM
They've certainly spotted a potential sales market for the kit. Dragon also make 1/144 scale tanks. I thought about adding a tank museum to my layout a while ago but have never got around to getting any tanks yet.

Alex
Title: Re: US Special forces Helicopter
Post by: OwL on May 27, 2011, 07:51:34 PM
Hi Alex, here is a link to some 1/144 tanks:

http://www.cspservices.co.uk/cando-20043-c-419-p.asp

Enjoy!
Title: Re: US Special forces Helicopter
Post by: upnick on May 27, 2011, 07:57:48 PM
Sure if the kit is like any other of Dragon's it wont be a disappointment i  have bulit lots of their 1/35 in the past highly recomended  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: US Special forces Helicopter
Post by: Alex on May 27, 2011, 09:19:21 PM
Hi Owl729,

Thanks for the link. I saw some of these on Ebay but the prices are quite high. I think this is one time where it will be cheaper to by direct from a shop.

Alex