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Bell H-13 Sioux – Chicago Police Department, Illinois 1/48


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Corgi Aviation Archive 1/48 scale US51903: Bell H-13 Sioux of the Chicago Police Department, Chicago, IL. Limited Edition of 2,700 Pieces

Length 10.75 inches Rotor span 9.25 inches

Originally used to get an aerial fix on ground activities, this H-47 Helicopter was once shared by Chicago Fire and Police Departments, as well as local television shows seeking out a bird’s-eye view to report on the Windy City’s notorious rush-hour traffic. In between catching a few crooks and steering commuters clear of the daily rush of cars, this H-47 was fitted with pontoons for water-based rescues and enjoyed a facelift.

Originally designed as a single engine, light helicopter for use by civilians, the Bell H-13 Sioux first flew on December 8, 1945 as the Bell 47 prototype. Later redesignated H-13 by the United States Army Air Forces, the improved aircraft was used as an observation and basic training helicopter. The design is characterized by a full bubble canopy, skid landing gear and welded-tube tail boom. It has two high-level mounted saddle fuel tanks and a two bladed single rotor. The H-13 was immortalized by the long-running television show M.A.S.H., where it was portrayed in its role as a medevac aircraft.



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