Eurocopter AS532 Cougar helicopter in 1/32 scale

by Meindert de Vreeze

Using the original Matchbox Puma helicopter kit (later issued through Revell also) I started this large conversion project. Being a Dutch modeller and as the Dutch Airforce operates the Cougar helicopter on behalf of the AirMobile Brigade, I really wanted this model in the collection.

The Cougar is a very different helicopter than the Puma but also thereare common features. Briely, the conversion required:

- lengthened fuselage

- interior details

- new nose

- changed tail section with new tail rotor

- new main rotor system and longer rotor blades

- new main gear with their respective fairings and float gears

- exhaust pods

Also, it was decided to make a Cougar used for naval testing.It took a lot of work, more details can be found here on this website:

http://www.xs4all.nl/~designer/models/cougar-32/cougar-1.htm

Having a 1/32 Cougar in the collection was worth all the effort.

Enjoy large scale modelling!

© 2005 Meindert de Vreeze


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