During the Vietnam War there was a need for airplanes capable of repeated take offs and landings in small areas such as jungle clearings, and these airplanes at least had to have strengthened undercarriages, because perfect airfields simply did not exist in this region. One aircraft ideally suited for such work was the Pilatus PC-6 Turbo Porter. This machine was developed in Switzerland at the end of the 1950's and promised to be very successful, and afterwards the American aircraft builder Fairchild purchased a license for the production of the PC-6. American production machines were passed on to Air America, as were others purchased in Switzerland. Air America was the private CIA airline founded in 1946 and known for the dehumanizing missions of spraying of Agent Orange defoliant over the jungle and smuggling drugs from the Golden Triangle.
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Skill Level: 3
- Molded in high quality plastic
- Clear parts
- Illustrated instructions
- Includes decals for three versions:
- Pilatus PC-6C/H-2 Turbo Porter, 238, aircraft from the Air America movie with inspired a/c number.
- Pilatus PC-6C/H-2 Turbo Porter, Air America, N365F, Udorn, August 1971 May 1974, based at miscellaneous airfields in Viet Nam, Laos, and Thailand.
- Pilatus PC-6C/H-2 Turbo Porter, Air America, N3612R, June 1971 July 1974, based at miscellaneous airfields in Viet Nam, Laos, and Thailand.
*Cement is recommended for polystyrene plastic*