General Product Description
Our PlaneArts Airwolf Bell 222 222A Replica Helicopter Model exhibits unique, unrivaled quality and detailed design to come as close as possible to the accuracy of the actual aircraft. It comes as standard with a robust, durable base or stand which is available in a variety of different finishes designed to match your own personal requirements including solid wood, wood with polished metal supports or adjustable wood wall mount and will be ready within about 8-10 weeks from placement of order.
The Airwolf Bell 222 222A Replica Helicopter Model is made of the finest kiln dried renewable mahogany wood (commonly known as Lauan or Meranti) which has undergone many stages of carving and meticulous and careful sanding giving the beautiful finished museum quality masterpiece. Many collectors and model connoisseurs demonstrate their preference for genuine handmade and hand painted mahogany wood models rather than plastic or die cast (diecast) alternatives due to the overall look and totally different feel of the item - we trust you will find the same. We can however, if required produce the same model in Solid Cast Resin so just click and contact us for further information. Our craftsmen and gifted artisans ensure that our finely handcrafted model airplanes match the precise blueprint details of the original aircraft. The paint scheme, markings and parts are closely matched, reflecting the original aircraft. This stylish top-quality desktop replica model will surely enthrall anyone who receives this as a gift and for sure one of the most appropriate and desirably collectable gifts for any aviation enthusiast and avid aircraft collector whilst also displaying a perfect resemblance to the actual aircraft.
If you require we can also make the Airwolf Bell 222 222A Replica Helicopter Model in any other airline, private livery or colour scheme you require and if necessary in a different size or scale. Just click here to contact us with a description or photographs of what you require and we will let you have a quotation for the necessary customization by return email. We can also make bespoke scale replicas of any other private / civil commercial airliner or airliners, helicopter, glider, gliders with engines, military jet, warplane jets, propeller warplanes, biplane, triplane, tail fin, spacecraft, rocket or NASA model you require in any airline, military or civilian livery or colors. We also produce model airship, blimp, dirigible, blimps, boat and ship collectibles. Wall plaque or seal for military, government or private customers. Again by clicking here to contact us just let us know exactly what you need.
Airwolf Bell 222 222A Replica Helicopter Model Details
The Airwolf Bell 222 & 222A: Soaring Beyond Fiction into Reality
The world of aviation has witnessed numerous iconic aircraft, but few have captured the imagination of the public quite like the Airwolf Bell 222. While enthusiasts may fondly remember it from its starring role in the television series “Airwolf,” in reality, the Bell 222 and its variant, the 222A, stand on their own as exemplary achievements in helicopter design. Let’s delve deeper into the Airwolf’s real-world counterpart and its contribution to civil aviation.
The Bell 222 is a twin-engine, light helicopter produced by Bell Helicopter. First introduced in the late 1970s, the Bell 222 incorporated a number of advanced features, making it a significant addition to the civil aviation sector.
Key Features and Design:
- Twin-Engine Configuration: The Bell 222 was powered by two Lycoming turboshaft engines, providing enhanced safety for over-water operations and urban flying, where the ability to maintain flight with a single operational engine can be crucial.
- Retractable Landing Gear: A distinctive feature not commonly found in many helicopters, the Bell 222’s retractable landing gear enhanced its aerodynamic efficiency and contributed to its sleek appearance.
- Versatility: With a spacious cabin, the Bell 222 could be configured for various roles, including corporate transportation, emergency medical services (EMS), and utility tasks.
- Advanced Avionics: For its time, the Bell 222 was equipped with modern avionics, improving navigation, communication, and operational safety.
Airwolf: The TV Phenomenon
While the Bell 222 was an impressive helicopter in its own right, its cultural impact was magnified exponentially when it was chosen as the titular aircraft for the 1980s TV series “Airwolf.” For the show, the aircraft underwent several fictional modifications:
- Aesthetic Enhancements: The helicopter was painted in a matte black and white color scheme, giving it a stealthy, aggressive look.
- Fictional Armaments: In the show, Airwolf was equipped with retractable machine guns, missiles, and other high-tech gear, transforming it into a formidable aerial combat machine.
- Superior Speeds: On screen, Airwolf was depicted as being capable of supersonic speeds, a fictional embellishment that made for thrilling chase sequences.
While these modifications made Airwolf an iconic TV aircraft, it’s essential to distinguish between the reel and real capabilities of the Bell 222.
Legacy and Impact:
The Bell 222’s design innovations contributed significantly to the evolution of civil helicopters. Its appearance in “Airwolf” also spurred public interest in aviation, with many fans dreaming of piloting or even owning a Bell 222.
However, beyond the glitz of Hollywood, the Bell 222 and its subsequent upgraded version, the 222A, continued to serve in various capacities globally. Its versatility, reliability, and aesthetic appeal made it a popular choice among operators, even as newer models emerged.
The Airwolf Bell 222 & 222A is a testament to the confluence of engineering excellence and cultural influence. While “Airwolf” showcased a fictionalized super-helicopter, the real Bell 222 remained a symbol of innovation, versatility, and enduring design in the world of aviation. Whether soaring across TV screens or the actual skies, the Bell 222 remains an icon in its own right.