I've just bought an Italeri MH-53J kit, 1/72, and I'd like to ask you if you know some upgrade kit to convert it to a M (Pave Low IV) version.
I'd like to build some of the last over Iraq.
Thanks is advance!!
Yes the USAF color is actually called AFSOC (Air Force Special Operations Command) Gray, but the closest model color is Gunship Gray.
The Italeri Pave Low kit has a number of problems. The tail rotor is backwards. The bottom blade moves towards the ramp in the real H-53. The biggest problem with the kit is the main rotor blades. They are the wrong type. The kit blades are the original aluminum blades used on the early HH and CH-53s. The blades for a Pave Low should be titanium. The blade’s shape is different. The only big difference between a MH-53J and a MH-53M is the cockpit instrument panel. Please don’t confuse a MH-53J/M with a CH-53E or MH-53E. They are totally different helicopters. Any conversion parts for the “E” model helicopters will not work on a “J/M” model helicopters.