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De Agostini Combat Helicopters CH16
Bell OH-13G Sioux Diecast Model
US Army 4077th MASH, #56-143170, Korea

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Bell OH-13G Sioux   7.25"   6.25"

The Bell H-13 Sioux helicopter was acquired by the Army in 1946 as an adaptation of the Bell commercial Model 47. It was the first Army aircraft named for an Indian tribe, a tradition that is still used. The H-13 was the primary helicopter used during the Korean War for all tasks (e.g. wire laying, liaison, reconnaissance and training), but most famously for Medical Evacuation (MedEvac) as portrayed in the TV-series MASH named for Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) units, the destination of the MedEvac flights in Korea.

Bell OH-13G Sioux

Originally designed as a single engine, light helicopter for use by civilians, the Bell H-13 Sioux first flew on December 8, 1945 as the Bell 47 prototype. Later redesignated H-13 by the United States Army Air Forces, the improved aircraft was used as an observation and basic training helicopter. The design is characterized by a full bubble canopy, skid landing gear and welded-tube tail boom. It has two high-level mounted saddle fuel tanks and a two bladed single rotor. The H-13 was immortalized by the long-running television show M.A.S.H., where it was portrayed in its role as a medevac aircraft.

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De Agostini Combat Helicopters

The De Agostini "Combat Helicopters" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of helicopters. To help keep the price down, these items arrive in low-cost, discardable blister type packaging.

De Agostini "Combat Helicopters" diecast helicopters feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Rotating rotor blades.
  • Permanently extended landing gear.

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