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UH-72A Lakota

The UH 145 (military version of EUROCOPTER’S EC 145) has been selected by the US Army for LUH (Light Utility Helicopter) equipment programme. The contract will supply 352 aircraft. The UH145 will replace the UH1H Huey and the OH58 Kiowa. The first UH-145 was delivered to the US Army on Monday 11th December 2006. Traditionally they name their helicopters after Indian tribes. The new aircraft, whose military designation is UH-72A, was named “Lakota” after a Sioux tribe. The EC 145 is a twin-engine multi-purpose helicopter belonging to the 3-4 tonne class, and is able to accommodate up to 10 seats for the pilot(s) and passengers.


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At Heller, we are constantly working to produce our products as sustainable as possible. In recent years, we have therefore taken many measures to increase resource efficiency as much as possible.

Recycled plastic

Since 2023, we have been producing all Heller model kits with recycled plastic. This gives existing plastic a new life in a great kit while maintaining the same quality.

No bags and film

Instead of packing our sprues in plastic bags, we use tissue paper to transport all components in a clean, protected and environmentally friendly way. Thanks to our seal closure, we do not need shrink film. This also significantly increases the recyclability of our packaging.

Oldies but Goldies

We are proud of our large archive of injection moulds. That is why we rework, repair and improve existing moulds instead of throwing them away. Great models are preserved and at the same time a lot of energy and material is saved. That's why we proudly display the year of manufacture of our moulds and the year of the last general overhaul clearly on every product box.

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