Sud Aviation Alouette III
Dutch AF

Alouette III helicopter in 1/72 scale: 
kit review and modelling report of the Heller kit

The Dutch Air force operated the French Aerospatiale Alouette III helicopter in the light helicopter role (liaison, transport, recon.) for years.

Heller of France issued a kit years ago in 1/72 scale. It was released in several boxes and decals over the years.

Here the content is shown, the plastic is very bright "annoying" blue...

The model shown here is a SAR version as operated at Leeuwarden AB in The Netherlands by the Royal Netherlands AF (KLu).

The model is quite small and good in fact, I detailed it further with bits such as the engine, interior etc. The door was set open and the flotation gear scratch build. 

Day glow finish was applied with a spray can over white undercoat with the overall olive  drab/ RAL 6014 green.

The markings were made by combining some spare decals and the roundels came from an old Dutch IPMS.NL roundels set. 



klu alouette III 1/72 heller model

heller alouette III 1/72

heller alouette III 1/72

 ... on a visit to Ameland...

alouette op ameland\ 


IPMS Nederland real Alouette III info pages...

IPMS Nederland Alouette III walkaround 

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July 26, 2001