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De Agostini Combat Helicopters CH58
AgustaWestland AW101 Merlin Diecast Model
Italian Navy, #2-15, Italy

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
AgustaWestland AW101 Merlin   10.75"   10.25"

In 1997, the Italian government ordered 16 AW101 helicopters for the Italian Navy, with options for four more. These AW101 included eight of the anti-surface/submarine (ASuW/ASW) version, four airborne early warning (AEW), four amphibious support helicopters (ASH). The government then exercised its option for four additional ASH helicopters, which were delivered by 2006.

Italian AW101s have operated from a variety of ships and have seen service overseas; in 2009 the Italian Navy used its AW101 fleet as executive transports for visiting heads of state and officials during the 35th G8 summit. In 2010, the Italian Navy deployed three AW101s to Afghanistan, where they were flown in both the transport and utility roles.

AgustaWestland AW101 Merlin

Desgined to meet British and Italian Navy requirements for a Sea King replacement, the AgustaWestland AW101 (originally the European Helicopter Industries EH-101) was first flown on October 9th, 1987. The design makes extensive use of composite materials and cutting-edge technologies including active vibration control and high-efficiency paddle-tipped rotor blades. A rear cargo ramp provides access to large cargo compartment capable of carrying 24 seated or 45 standing troops and equipment or even a small vehicle such as the British Land Rover. The AW101 is highly-capable in the Air-Sea Rescue, Airborne Early Warning and Anti-Submarine Warfare roles.

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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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