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Bell H-13 Sioux – VMO-6, USMC, Korea, 1950 1/48

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Corgi Aviation Archive 1/48 scale US51906: Bell H-13 Sioux of VMO-6, USMC, Korea, 1950. Limited Edition of 1,930 Pieces.

Length 10.75 inches  Rotor span 9.25 inches

The HTL-4 was the Marine Corps/Navy version of the US Army’s iconic H-13, and it became the primary medevac helicopter in Korea from early 1951 onwards. VMO-6 received HTL-4s as replacements for the larger, older and more vulnerable Sikorsky HO3S-1s, which it had originally deployed to Korea soon after hostilities started in late June 1950.

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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