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Huey Helicopter Challenge Coin - OPSGEAR


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Huey Helicopter Challenge Coin

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The Huey helicopter is the most successful rotary-wing aircraft in aviation history, with over 16,000 being produced over a five-decade span, used by all five branches of United States forces, and by hundreds of civilian agencies. The Huey has been used for almost every mission: troop transport, gunship, airborne battlefield command and control, troop insertion/extraction, medical evacuation, and search and rescue.

Matching its namesake, the Huey Helicopter coin is bold and memorable, capturing the Huey as a lethal gunship wreaking havoc on the Viet Cong. It salutes all courageous warriors who served with pride for over 50 years to preserve freedom or to engage the enemy in combat.

The Huey was enormously successful because of its ideal mix of cabin room, speed, lifting capacity, ruggedness, and service reliability. The HU-1A had an 850-shaft-horsepower(shp) gas turbine engine and was configured for six seats or two stretchers. The HU-1B increased power to 960shp and was configured for eight passengers or three stretchers. With the addition of a 1,000-shp engine, the HU-1C came into its role as the dominant gunship in Vietnam. The UH-1D further increased horsepower up to either 1100 shp or 1400 shp. A distinguishing characteristic of that model was the larger cabin, with larger cargo doors and twin cabin windows on each side. The UH-1D was redesigned to carry up to twelve troops, plus a crew of two. A twin-turbine model, the UH-1N, was later developed, and remains in use with the US Air Force, US Navy, and the US Marine Corps, and well as with more than 60 foreign governments.

Displaying incredible detail, the Huey Helicopter coin shows the “B” Model Huey Gunship in attack mode, with profiles of the “D” model in the background. It is minted in a tough brass alloy with a bronze antique finish. The reverse has the official seal of the US Army.

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NOTE: You may receive multiple shipments but you will only pay for shipping one time (unless FREE). We absorb the additional shipping costs as a service to you.

Flat Rates, Grunt Rate and Light Fighter Rate are NO-RUSH Shipping and a way for us to reduce shipping costs to you. There are no guaranteed shipping times with these or the free rates.

Shipping Process:

  • Domestic Orders: ORDER PLACED > Item(s) ships from one or more warehouses direct to you. Over 98% of our items ship within 1-5 days. We have real-time inventory sync with most of our warehouses, but on rare occasions when an item is backordered shipping can exceed 30 days. We will do all we can to inform you, assist you with alternate product selection and expedite your order.
  • International Orders: ORDER PLACED > Item(s) are consolidated from one or many locations to OPSGEAR® HQ then completed order is shipped direct to you. International orders normally arrive within 1-2 weeks but can exceed 30 days at times. 

Tracking will be sent to the email account on record when an item has shipped (USA) or when the entire package has shipped (INTERNATIONAL).

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Order Tracking: Most orders will receive a tracking number via email after the order has shipped. Please contact our customer relations department to check on the status of orders that do not have tracking available.

Alaska & Hawaii: We ship via USPS and UPS for customers placing orders shipping to Alaska or Hawaii. USPS can take up to 7-10 business days for delivery. A live quote is generated during the checkout process. PLEASE NOTE: USPS will not ship items containing Lithium batteries overseas.

Guam, Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands: A rate will be calculated at the time of purchase when shipping to these locations. All packages are sent via USPS Priority and are fully insured. PLEASE NOTE: USPS will not ship items containing Lithium batteries overseas.

P.O. Boxes: We do not ship to standard P.O. Boxes. We require a physical address to process your order. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Volume Purchase Orders: We offer FREE NO-RUSH SHIPPING on most volume orders.

Backorder Shipping: The moment your backorder becomes available, we will ship it out at no additional charge.

Local Pickup: NOT Available.



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