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FIRST RESPONDERS - Pentagon 9/11/2001

On September 11, 2001, five militant hijackers crashed a U.S. passenger airliner, American Flight 77, into the Pentagon, headquarters of the United States Department of Defence near Washington D.C. Minutes beforehand another two hijacked airliners were flown into both World Trade Centre towers in New York City. A fourth hijacked Airliner abruptly impacted in the vicinity of an uninhabited area of Shanksville, Pennsylvania. This day became known as ‘9/11’ (Nine Eleven).

 

Today, almost 20 years later, for a lot of people around the world, not just people in the United States, 9/11 is a vivid memory. Most people can remember exactly where they were and what they were doing when they heard the news. Many people recognise their own life as before 9/11 and the life they live after the event. The world would never be the same again. But for many younger people, the events of Sept 11th 2001 are not a living memory, but something learned secondhand. Perhaps similar to how most of us today learned about WWII and other historical events. These young people have been born into a world where global insecurity is now more prevalent than during the Cold War.

 

First Responders decal set is not about politics, conspiracy theories or global events. It is about a small fragment of 9/11 and perhaps a good starting point to research history from another angle. This decal set is dedicated to an old workhorse and the people who kept it flying, a machine which found itself on the front line once again, this time during the tragic events of September 11th 2001. UH-1H and UH-1V subjects provided in this decal set were part of the evacuation and recovery operation, they also undertook search and rescue operations after the initial impact at the Pentagon. These Hueys and their crews, like other emergency services present at the Pentagon attacks, were just another element of the overall rescue effort. But it is worthy to mention they are present in much of the recorded film footage and images recorded at that time there. That means that these Hueys and their crews were present on the scene for a very long time, and they deserve to be documented and represented. We want to recognise their efforts that day and this is what inspired us to produce this decal set.

 

This decal set required much research, investigating and eventual art work. I have to say thanks to many amazing people who helped with this project, but special thanks to Dave Rosenthal, Ray Wilhite, Tony Knouf, Eric Cmeyla and Timothy Stallings. Their support and information was crucial.

 

Although there are only four main subjects in this set, there are bonus decals included too. The bonus decal sheet gives you the chance to build alternative subjects – based on your personal research (Hueys from Vietnam until today, Blackhawks, Lakotas, Kiowas...). This decal set is mostly dedicated to the Military District of Washington and National Guard Hueys, but there are enough markings for some more subjects too. I have to apologize to other services, I know that there were many more Hueys and other helicopters on the scene. I made a small list of all units and services that were part of the rescue operations there.

 

Since many of you already have this set in your stash you will find some extra stuff in the following days here in this thread. Stay tuned.
Feel free to comment or ask any question you may have.

 

WHAT IS IN THE ENVELOPE:
– Decal sheet for 4 subjects, and a lot of bonus decals and markings
– Background stories, history and details
– Photo quality profiles and instructions
– Detailed UH-1H/V Huey upgrades guide
– Colors, painting and weathering guide
– Small National Guard sticker
– Recommended literature and related video links
– Personal notes area

 

Very limited edition
Find out more: http://paulusvictor.com

 

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Hello dear Friends,

 

Here is a small topic to answer several F.A.Q.s about the First responders decal set (1/72 and 1/48):

 

1. Yes, this set works just fine with Vietnam era D/H Hueys. Stencils and font sizes were more or less the same like on the late H/V Huey versions. You can combine this set with Werner Wings sets with no problems or use this set for generic Vietnam era Hueys without nose art or unit badges. The only thing you don't have in the First responders set are yellow or white stencils which were pretty rare.

 

2. In 1/48 First Responders decals works fine with KittyHawk and Italeri Hueys. In 1/72 works with Italeri kit - not sure how good the others are.

 

3. Primary subjects are National Guard and Military District of Washington Hueys, but Yes, you can use these National Guard door stickers on other subjects. These generic letters and numbers could be used for other subjects too, but please compare the size and shape first since I don't have all these kits in my stash for comparison. ... Since I don't want to use other peoples photos, here are only links with some potential use of NG door stickers.

 

OH-6A Cayuse

https://www.helis.com/database/cn/27564/

https://www.airteamimages.com/hughes-269_69-16402_usa---us-army_84258_large.html

https://www.jetphotos.com/registration/66-17792

 

UH-1s

https://nara.getarchive.net/media/right-side-view-of-an-army-uh-1-iroquois-helicopter-landing-with-two-other-b7fcea

https://www.flickr.com/photos/130782777@N06/16247474253/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/130782777@N06/16586425946/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/130782777@N06/16632373991/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/130782777@N06/16247474773/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/130782777@N06/16632374101/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/130782777@N06/16011293174/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/scottishops/51205813255/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarhead915/3461687626/

https://picryl.com/media/members-of-an-air-force-recovery-team-unload-their-equipment-from-an-alaska-7799e5

https://picryl.com/media/a-uh-1-helicopter-from-the-us-army-national-guard-unloads-sand-bags-at-the-4267f0

https://picryl.com/media/a-casualty-is-being-carried-from-an-army-uh-1-iroquois-helicopter-upon-arrival-25356d

 

OH-58 Kiowa

https://www.airhistory.net/photo/230960/72-21341/21341

https://www.airhistory.net/photo/104973/69-16228/16228

https://www.flickr.com/photos/usarmyafrica/5092848003/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/satransport/9693783384/sizes/l/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/133813370@N04/50585595568/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/130782777@N06/16572953982/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/130782777@N06/16841571256/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/pslg05896/28171338949/

 

UH-60 Blackhawk

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:UH-60L_-_Oregon_Army_National_Guard-01.jpg

https://picryl.com/media/an-army-national-guard-uh-60-black-hawk-blackhawk-helicopter-from-detachment-b8c063

 

CH-47 Chinook

https://www.afrc.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1750886/operation-dust-storm/

https://kmph.com/news/local/castle-air-museum-getting-a-chinook-helicopter

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcnelson0381/16763703386/

 

UH-72 Lakota

https://fighteraircraftpics.blogspot.com/2013/09/uh-72-lakota-us-army-light-utility.html

https://www.upi.com/Defense-News/2011/04/27/National-Guard-awaits-UH-72As/11341303928761/

https://eu.guampdn.com/story/news/local/2020/06/05/public-safety-officials-search-missing-man/3153014001/

 

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On September 11, 2001, hijackers crashed a U.S. passenger airliner, American Flight 77, into the Pentagon, headquarters of the United States Department of Defence near Washington D.C.

 

Bell UH-1V 74-22425 was the first D.C. National guard Huey in front of the Pentagon 09/11/2001 as part of the 121st Medical Company (AA). This was a medical unit and Air Ambulance. Units mission was to provide aeromedical evacuation and support, Search and Rescue and Air crash rescue support. During 2001 they were based at Davison Army Airfield, Fort Belvoir, VA.

 

You will find this Huey in many videos and publications since this one was photographed very often (also very often named as UH-1H which is wrong).

The very known photo is from the U.S. National Archives, it was published very often in various print and digital media. This photo is in fact from the morning of September 12th 2001. It shows this UH-1V standing by, in the event that injured survivors are found among the charred debris inside the Pentagon.

https://catalog.archives.gov/id/6612443

 

NOTES FOR SCALE MODELERS:

Most of the currently available UH-1 Huey kits do not contain enough required parts to build correct UH-1V 74-22425. First responders decal set contains detailed guide with required modifications for your kit.

The set also contains a detailed painting guide since many of UH-1 Huey helicopters had many unique features.

Few photo links:

https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/911/images/02094v.jpg?fbclid=IwAR3NRqAU136T_tt-EIKmM0_HkavRWKFM3EXkf0vt1NYWKdTBtU97eHhNy4c

https://www.alamy.com/a-military-medical-helicopter-stands-by-as-smoke-billows-from-the-pentagon-building-in-arlington-september-11-2001-after-being-struck-by-a-plane-the-world-trade-center-in-new-york-was-also-hit-by-two-planes-resulting-in-the-collapse-of-both-towers-image380936801.html?fbclid=IwAR1XbJvoizGFwbfOnYK9Gb3kGxwdDO0DE-oBSJzVlbEhsrMDK8OWE-fvVOA

https://static.parade.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/famous-images-from-september-11-terrorist-attacks-08.jpg?fbclid=IwAR1OseLHejoBqPC25qYNm-T9MRl9qn7J6yIvpbihokWFuACYEqn7f3AbwBY

Few videos for your research:

https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/video/news-footage/mr_00059384

https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/video/news-footage/mr_00059408

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K22xhPPonoA FastForward to >>1:29

https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/video/news-footage/mr_00059381

 

 

 

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Hello dear Friends,

This is another subject in our First responders set dedicated to old UH-1 Hueys and their crews that were on the scene in front of the Pentagon on 9/11/2001

 

On September 11, 2001, hijackers crashed a U.S. passenger airliner, American Flight 77, into the Pentagon, headquarters of the United States Department of Defense near Washington D.C.

Bell UH-1V 70-16372 was the second D.C. National guard Huey in front of the Pentagon 09/11/2001 as part of the 121st Medical Company (AA).

 

This one is pretty interesting. Installed heat suppression equipment and white codes on the chin bubble were very unusual for a D.C. National Guard Huey at that time. This helicopter was likely used in an operational environment previously and retained these features. 70-16372 did not serve in the D.C. guard long after 9/11, but this Huey was a very important part of the search and rescue operations during 9/11 and several days after.

 

NOTES FOR SCALE MODELERS:

Most of the currently available UH-1 Huey kits do not contain enough required parts to build correct UH-1V 70-16372. First responders decal set contain detailed guides with required modifications for your kit.

The set also contains a detailed painting guide since many of UH-1 Huey helicopters had many unique features.

 

Few photo links:

https://archive.org/details/ExclusivePhotosAtThePentagonOn91101/09011-27.jpg

https://archive.org/details/ExclusivePhotosAtThePentagonOn91101/09011-28.jpg

https://archive.org/details/ExclusivePhotosAtThePentagonOn91101/09011-29.jpg

https://archive.org/details/ExclusivePhotosAtThePentagonOn91101/09011-30.jpg

https://archive.org/details/ExclusivePhotosAtThePentagonOn91101/09011-31.jpg

https://www.alamy.com/washington-dc-usa-12th-sep-2001-11-september-2017-america-remembers-image158685311.html

 

Few videos for your research:

https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/video/news-footage/mr_00059407

https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/video/news-footage/mr_00059404

 

Available PaulusVictor sets for this aircraft:

1:72 FIRST RESPONDERS PV–002-72

1:48 FIRST RESPONDERS PV–002-48

 

Find out more: http://paulusvictor.com

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Here is one more subject from our First responders set dedicated to old UH-1 Hueys and their crews that were on the scene in front of the Pentagon on 9/11/2001

 

The Helicopters with painted white roofs are in general very rare and unique. They appeared during 1960s-1970s for one practical reason; transport of VIP personnel. Since there were no air-conditioning devices in most helicopters at that time, the application of white color on the roof surface, as opposed to drab, helped to maintain a more suitable cabin temperature for flying during warmer days. These choppers with their distinctive paint scheme came to be known as “White tops” and would later be used to designate helicopters primarily used for VIP transport.

 

Located at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, about 12 miles from the Pentagon, the 12th Aviation Battalion was the prime provider of airlift support for the Military District of Washington and the Joint Forces Headquarters-National Capital Region. Although the unit also operated conventional UH-1H & UH-1V Hueys, their VIP Huey fleet, known as “White Tops,” were some of the most luxurious helicopters in service a few decades ago. They were modified considerably with executive interiors, extra soundproofing and numerous additional features, and required more rigorous maintenance procedures. Transporting high ranking personnel was not the only mission of the 12th Aviation Battalion. Their secondary mission was evacuating defense officials from Washington in the event of a national emergency, like the one from 9/11/2001.

 

NOTES FOR SCALE MODELERS:

Most of the currently available UH-1 Huey kits do not contain enough required parts to build correct UH-1H 72-21479. First responders decal set contains detailed guide with required modifications for your kit. The set also contains a detailed painting guide since many of UH-1 Huey helicopters had many unique features.

 

Photo:

I have got the info for this photo from the pilot of this UH-1H that was active that day:

"This photo was taken by a Naval Photographer who was on a hill across from I-395. He caught me in on my first approach into the Pentagon."

>> LINK

 

RELATED VIDEOS - great footage for your research of this subject:

https://archive.org/details/fox5200109111651-1733  FastForward >>22:04 >>32:40

https://archive.org/details/fox5200109111733-1814  FastForward >>9:04

https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/video/news-footage/mr_00059387

 

Available PaulusVictor sets for this aircraft:

1:72 FIRST RESPONDERS PV–002-72

1:48 FIRST RESPONDERS PV–002-48

 

Find out more: http://paulusvictor.com

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Hello all
First Responders are still on -20% Discount, and in the meantime

this is cover art made for that set. Combination of Vectors and Photoshop drawing, and with Photoshop for the final editing.

Also available as unique NFT on Foundation if anybody collecting stuff like that.

 

Enjoy and wish You all the best.

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