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Amercom Helicopters of the World ACHY12
Westland Wessex HU.Mk 5 Diecast Model
RNFAA No.845 NAS, XS507, HMS Bulwark, 1969

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Westland Wessex HU.Mk 5   11"   9.25"

The Westland Wessex is a British turbine-powered version of the Sikorsky S-58 developed under license by Westland Aircraft (later Westland Helicopters), initially for the Royal Navy, and later for the Royal Air Force. The Wessex was built at Westland's factory at Yeovil in Somerset. The Wessex HU (Helicopter Utility) Mk.5 was a Commando Assault version for the Royal Navy, which could deploy 16 Royal Marines Commandos and equipment from ship to shore in a tactical assault. There were 101 of this variant built, serving on the carriers HMS Albion and Bulwark. Delivered to Nos. 845 and 848 Sqns in the early 1960s, the type gave stalwart reliable service until officially withdrawn in 1986.

Westland Wessex HU.Mk 5

Designed by Sikorsky as a US Navy anti-submarine military helicopter, the CH-34 Choctaw first flew on March 8, 1954. This prolific aircraft saw action in Vietnam and is one of history's most successful helicopters, flown on every continent with the armed forces of 25 nations. It has served in an anti-submarine role, as VIP transport, for troop and utility transport and as a search and rescue vehicle. Under various designations, Choctaws have been operated by the US Marine Corps, the US Navy, the US Army and the coast guard. The type also served with the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force as the turbine-engined Wessex.

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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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