Hughes 500D Tow Helicopter

This is a 1/48 Plastic Hughes 500D TOW Helicopter from Academy Plastics. It's for ages 10 and up.

One of the most nimble helicopters in service today is the Hughes Model 500. This machine is a development of the U.S. Army's OH-6A Cayuse which proved so valuable as an observation and attack helicopter in the vietnam war. The Model 500 is modified with a "T" type tail and a five-blade rotor for more quiet operation. The spritely defender can carry nearly all military equipment designed for helicopters.

Academy Hughes 500D Tow Helicopter Plastic Model Helicopter Kit 1/48 Scale-- #12250
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Specifications :
  • Scale: 1/48
  • Length: 5-1/2" (13.9cm) (approximately)
  • Width: 1-1/4" (3.1cm) (approximately)
  • Height: 2-1/2" (6.1cm) (approximately)
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Remington1858 (Colorado)
enjoyed this build. nice size. i also built the police version for my wife's office. highly recommended. and saves on space if your overloaded with all your great builds.

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  • Plastic pieces attached to sprues and molded in tan and grey..
  • The surface of the helicopter is decorated with fully engraved pane lines and rivet detail..
  • Highly detailed cockpit interior includes gauges and controls..
  • Two life-like pilot figurines are included..
  • Rotor assembly delivers heartily in the realism department..
  • Helicopter cockpit is covered with clear plastic that allows clos inspection of the interior..
  • A unique mast-mounted sight sits atop the helicopter..
  • A very faithfully modeled TOW missle pod attaches to each side o the small craft..
  • Detailed pictorial instructions guide you through assembly..


  • Scale: 1/48
  • Length: 5-1/2" (13.9cm) (approximately)
  • Width: 1-1/4" (3.1cm) (approximately)
  • Height: 2-1/2" (6.1cm) (approximately)


One 1/48 Plastic Hughes 500D TOW Helicopter

Requirements & Suggestions

  • Assembly
  • Cement
  • Paint (see MARKING OPTIONS)
  • Brushes
  • Sprue Cutter (XUR410A) (TES8940) (EXL55594)
  • Modeling Knife
  • File or Emery Board
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Water for Decals
  • Glue Tips or Toothpicks
  • Cloth
  • Adult Supervision
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"good kit"
Great kit never had this brand but I would buy it again very easy to build very good plans easy to read not much to do but paint, glue, and enjoy it

"Nice little kit"
Very nice little kit. Good level of detail and fit.Had a little trouble with the clear parst not wanting to fit right. Not for beginners due to the small parts.

"Hughes 500D Helicopter"
An awesome helicopter to add to your collection. Perfect scale size and a really great price on it by Hobbylinc.Probably recommended for a slightly more skilled model builder. This is due to the small parts - but still a great kit and I highly recommend it.


  • One Decal Sheet with Markings for Three Aircraft
  • 1: Hughes 500D TOW Helicopter - Kenya Army
  • 2: Hughes 500D TOW Helicopter - Israeli Air Force
  • 3: Hughes 500D TOW Helicopter - Paris Air Show
  • Airframe Colors
  • 1: Sandy Brown, Khaki Green
  • 2: Sandy Brown, Khaki Green
  • 3: Sandy Brown, Dark Earth
  • Detail Colors
  • Flat Black, Olive Drab, Silver, Clear Red, Clear Blue, Orange, Red, White

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