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De Agostini Combat Helicopters CH55
Bristol Sycamore HR.Mk 14 Diecast Model
RAF JHU, XG548, Suez Canal, Egypt, Operation Musketeer, 1956

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Bristol Sycamore HR.Mk 14   10.25"   8.25"

The Joint Experimental Helicopter Unit formed at RAF Middle Wallop as a joint RAF /Army unit on 1 Apr 1955 to explore the operational uses of the helicopter. It was initially equipped with Sycamores and Whirlwinds. After many landings made on an area of grass marked out as a dummy carrier deck, the unit deployed to HMS Theseus in Oct 1955 for a period of intensive live deck landing practice.

The Whirlwind HAR.2s and Sycamore HC.12s and HR.14s embarked HMS Ocean and sailed for the Mediterranean. On 30 Oct 1956, the unit was renamed the Joint Helicopter Unit and subsequently took part in Operation Musketeer, the Anglo-French plan to capture the Suez Canal during the Suez Crisis in 1956. The unit then returned to Middle Wallop and continued its operational research and evaluation work.

Bristol Sycamore HR.Mk 14

Designed as a light utility helicopter, the Bristol Type 171 Sycamore first flew on July 27th, 1947.

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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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