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De Agostini Combat Helicopters CH57
Westland Wessex HAS.Mk 3 Diecast Model
RNFAA No.737 NAS, XM296, RNAS Portland, England, 1978

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Westland Wessex HAS.Mk 3   11"   9.25"

Between 1965 and 1968 forty-three of the original Wessex HAS.1 variants were upgraded to Mk.3 specification. Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm No.737 Naval Air Squadron was stationed at RNAS Protland, in Dorset, with where it was assigned to operate from several of the County Class guided missile destroyers. In their shipborne, anti-submarine role, the HAS.3s could carry two homing torpedoes or four depth charges in addition to their dipping sonar. They could also be fitted with a doormounted machine gun.

Westland Wessex HAS.Mk 3

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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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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