Category Archives: Trumpeter

Trumpeter AS365N2 Dauphin “All Nippon Helicopter”

Sometimes, good surprises are included in new model boxes.  I had gotten used to being disappointed with Trumpeter Dolphins: there were virtually no differences between Trumpeter 2816 “Icelandic Rescue” and 2818 “Japanese Rescue Version”, except for the decals.  The most … Continue reading

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Trumpeter Aerospatiale SA365N Dauphin 2 (including special release for France)

In previous blog entries, we introduced Trumpeter’s line of 1/48th Dauphin 2.  They included: Trumpeter 2819 is for a ANH (All Nippon Helicopter) version Trumpeter 2818 is for the Japanese Rescue version. Trumpeter 2801 is for the HH-65A Dolphin. Trumpeter … Continue reading

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Trumpeter Z-9G Armed Helicopter

China has acquired manufacturing licenses from Eurocopter to produce a number of its helicopter designs; for example, the Z-8 is a Chinese-built Super-Frelon, while the Z-9 is a Chinese-built Dauphin.  As we saw in previous posts, Trumpeter has produced a … Continue reading

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Trumpeter HH-65A Dolphin

In a previous blog entry, we discussed the Trumpeter Dauphin II “Japanese Rescue”.   The below pictures are for the HH-65A “Dolphin” (Trumpeter 2801).  You will notice that the spruces are similar.  The main difference between this kit and the other … Continue reading

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Trumpeter Dauphin II “Japanese Rescue”

The Dauphin (“Dolphin”) is a beautiful helicopter, and I was very excited when I found out that Trumpeter produced it in 1/48.  This may be because the Dauphin is also produced under license in China as the Z-9 (a number of French helicopters … Continue reading

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