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Amercom Helicopters of the World ACHY13
Boeing CH-46 Sea Knight Diecast Model
USMC HMM-163 Ridgerunners, MCAS Miramar, CA, 2010

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Boeing CH-46 Sea Knight   13.75"   8.25"

The Boeing CH-46 Sea Knight is a medium-lift tandem rotor cargo helicopter, used by the United States Marine Corps (USMC) to provide all-weather, day-or-night assault transport of combat troops, supplies and equipment. Assault Support is its primary function, and the movement of supplies and equipment is secondary. Additional tasks include combat support, search and rescue, support for forward refueling and rearming points, CASEVAC and Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel (TRAP). The commercial version is the BV 107-II, commonly referred to as simply the "Vertol".

Known colloquially as the "Phrog", and used in all Marine combat and peacetime environments since its introduction. Still regularly flown by the Marine Corps, its longevity as a reliable airframe has led to such mantras as "phrogs phorever" and "never trust a helicopter under 30". CH-46E Sea Knights were used by the USMC during its 2003 invasion of Iraq. CH-46Es transported personnel, brought supplies to forward arming and refueling points (FARP), carried ammunition and various tasks. Marine CH-46Es and CH-53Es carried US Army Rangers and Special Operations troops in a mission to rescue captured Army Private Jessica Lynch on 1 April 2003. While the United States Navy retired the airframe on September 24, 2004, replacing it with the MH-60S Knighthawk, the Marine Corps plans to maintain its fleet until the MV-22 is fully fielded. In March 2006 Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 263 (HMM-263) was deactivated and redesignated VMM-263 to serve as the first MV-22 squadron. The replacement process is expected to continue through the other medium helicopter squadrons into 2014.

Boeing CH-46 Sea Knight

Originally designed as a twin-turbine commercial transport helicopter, the CH-46 Sea Knight was first flown on April 22nd, 1958. The Sea Knight's tandem rotor configuration is unique among contemporary Navy and Marine helicopters, giving this aircraft increased agility and the ability to fly in strong, multidirectional winds. The Sea Knight can land in water and stay afloat in two foot seas for up to two hours. It also has fixed tricycle landing gear, which makes it easy for crews to load and unload cargo. The Navy relies on Sea Knights for shipboard delivery of cargo and personnel, and the Marines use it primarily to transport troops, equipment and supplies.

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Amercom Helicopters of the World

The Amercom "Helicopters of the World" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of military and civilian helicopters in 1:72 scale. To help keep the price down, these items arrive in low-cost, discardable blister type packaging.

Amercom "Helicopters of the World" diecast helicopters feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Rotating wheels and rotor blades.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".

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