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De Agostini Combat Helicopters CH34
Mitsubishi S-61A Sea King Diecast Model
JMSDF, #8085, Japan

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Mitsubishi S-61A Sea King   12.25"   10.25"

The Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King is an American twin-engined anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopter designed and built by Sikorsky Aircraft. A landmark design, it was one of the first ASW rotorcraft to use turboshaft engines. The Sea King has also proved to be popular on the export market with foreign military customers, and has also been sold to civil operators as well. As of 2015, many examples of the type remain in service in nations around the world. The Sea King has been built under license by Agusta in Italy, Mitsubishi in Japan, and by Westland in the United Kingdom.

The S-61A is a special version built under license by Mitsubishi, for use by the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). The JMSDF currently employs 18 S-61As to serve as a utility heli and for Search-and-Rescue missions.

Mitsubishi S-61A Sea King

Designed to meet a US Navy requirement for an all-weather amphibious helicopter, the Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King first flew on March 11, 1959. Originally a submarine hunter-killer, the Sea King has since been used in a variety of operations, from search and rescue, executive transport and communications to anti-ship and airborne early warning. Its five main rotor blades and tail section fold for stowage aboard aircraft carriers, and its hull can remain temporarily watertight for water landings-a risky maneuver attempted only in emergencies. When deployed by aircraft carriers, Sea Kings serve as plane guard and are the first in the air and the last to return.

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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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