This Reference DVD
Wings provides pictures of the UH-1 Short Bodied Hueys. Photos
that were mainly taken by Ray Wilhite. A separate Reference
DVD is available for the UH-1 Long Bodied Hueys
This is a photo only DVD and
provides 1312 photos of the following aircraft:
3 photos of the 540 rotor Ft. Rucker storage
5 photos of the Ft Rucker Simulator
15 photos of the HH-1K
4 photos of the Huey armored seat
29 photos of the Huntsville Veterans Museum UH-1M
21 photos of the Jordan Utah NG UH-1M
10 photos of the T-53 engine
29 photos of the UH-1A 58-2091 Ft. Campbell
23 photos of the UH-1A 59-1659 Ft. Rucker storage
297 photos of the UH-1B 60-3554 Ft. rucker display
67 photos of the UH-1B 62-1884 Ft. Rucker storage
30 photos of the UH-1B 62-2010 Ft. Campbell
38 photos of the UH-1B carcass Ft Rucker
58 photos of the UH-1F 63-13141 Pima
73 photos of the UH-1F 65-7959 Warner Robins Museum of Aviation
26 photos of the UH-1L South Central Island Helicopter
46 photos of the UH-1M 64-14185 Redstone Arsenal
110 photos of the UH-1M 65-09430 PIMA Air and Space Museum
124 photos of the UH-1M 65-09446 Ft. Rucker storage
61 photos of the UH-1M 66-0524 White Sands drone
42 photos of the UH-1M 66-0616 White Sands
45 photos of the UH-1M 66-15050 Ozark Military Museum
53 photos of the UH-1M 66-15183
57 photos of the UH-1P 65-7925 Warner Robins Museum of Aviation
46 photos of the XH-40 55-4459 Ft. Rucker storage
I will provide a tiny sampling of
photos that are found on this DVD. The images on the DVD are
massive........I have resized them to a much smaller size for this article.
images below to see larger images
To me the big question is picture
quality, picture size and what is in the photos.
Regarding picture quality.
Although some of the photos were shot indoor in less than ideal lighting conditions.....the bulk of the photos are either well lit indoor photos
or sunny outdoor photos.
Picture size and resolution
Most of the pictures are 2 or 3 megs in size and offer very high resolution. These are the quality and size of photos that will will not find on the web.
Subject matter in the photos.
This is the critical area. Do these photos provide the sort of detail and visual information to permit the
super detailer to detail any area of his Short Bodies Huey from the engine to the interior/exterior to the weapons systems?
After all all the photos in the world are useless if they don't contain the info
that is helpful. With 1312 photos.....there is some very good coverage of
all of the areas of interest to modellers....such as main and tail rotors (even
from the top of the main rotor), engine, weapons systems includes doors guns,
side guns and rocket launchers. I like the fact the photographer not only
took time to photos a chopper with side guns and rocket launchers, but also shot
photos of the control systems in the cockpit for these weapons systems.
For the interior you get plenty of cockpit and instrument panel photos as well
as a walkaround of the armored seat out of the chopper. You also get
photos of cockpit partially disassembled showing structural items as well as
cockpit fully assembled. Some of the choppers in storage appear to be
parts donors for other choppers, hence their partially disassembled
interior. You also get photos of the engine removed from one of the
choppers and sitting on a display stand as well as photos of an engine installed
in a chopper with the engine access doors opened up. The photos also focus
on the rear interior passenger area as well as all the tiny little areas of the
Huey that would only be of interest to s a serious modeller. Another thing
that is interesting is you also get the Operational Service history listing of 6
of the Hueys included on this DVD.....Operational history listings that includes
Vietnam etc. This is not long text story type operational
history......just brief lists of dates, locations, Units, Post and
country. Often we forget the long battle history of aircraft when we view
them in the quiet surroundings of a museum.
I will openly admit that I was
quite skeptical of the idea of paying $12 for a DVD of photos when the internet
provides so many photos for free. But after opening a large sampling of
photos on this DVD and viewing all the thumbnails, I have to admit I can't think
of any area on the Huey that isn't covered on this DVD. Sure there might
be certain thing that aren't covered.....but for a good all around reference
photos....this DVD seems to hit the mark very well.
You can purchase this DVD directly from Werner's
I would like to
providing me with this review sample.