As previously noted, Fujimi produced three different Alouette III in 1/48:
- The “Chidori” for an helicopter used at the Tokyo Fire Department (Fujimi 5A20)
- An armed model (with SS-11 missiles) with decals for Israeli, Malaysian, and French machines (Fujimi 0744:170)
- A Norwegian machine (Fujimi 5A46, pictures below)
See previous blog entries for more information about these kits. The spruces are mostly the same: only the Chidori doesn’t have the SS-11 missiles and pylons. Decals are the only major difference between the boxes.
In term of aftermarkets, I have found an interesting set of decals from Aztec Models to depict Ecuadorian Alouette III (Axztec 48-003, see picture below). I do however believe these decals to be out of print.
- Fujimi 5A46
- Scale: 1/48
- Availability: Rare
- Status: Out of production
- Estimated Street Price: $40.00