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Panzerkampf Aircraft 14040PC
Sikorsky MH-53E Sea Dragon Diecast Model
JMSDF VX-51, NAF Atsugi, Japan

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Sikorsky MH-53E Sea Dragon   16.5"   13.25"

Air Development Squadron 51 (also referred to as Fleet Air Squadron 51 or VX-51) is a unit in the Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force(JMSDF). It is a part of the Fleet Air Force and is based at Naval Air Facility Atsugi in Kanagawa prefecture. In 1989 the squadron received Sikorsky MH-53E aircraft, designated S-80M-1. The initial requirement for S-80M-1 helicopters for the JMSDF was 12 helicopters. Lengthy negotiations during a time of high inflation escalated costs resulted in funding for only 11 helicopters. The Japanese Sea Dragons are very similar to their US Navy equivalents, but lack the inflight refueling probe. The Japanese Sea Dragons have a secondary transport capability and may be assigned disaster-relief missions, which are a high priority for the Self-Defense Forces.

Sikorsky MH-53E Sea Dragon

Designed to meet a US Marine Corps requirement for a heavy-lift transpory helicopter to replace the CH-37 Mojave, the CH-53 was first flown on October 14th, 1964.

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Panzerkampf Aircraft

The Panzerkampf range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of military aircraft.

Panzerkampf diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear with rotating wheels.
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Selected moving parts such as canopies, control surfaces and swing-wings.

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