Westland Sea King HAR3 – 78 Sqn RAF Air Sea Rescue, Falklands 1990
2 in stock
2 in stock
Corgi Aviation Archive 1/72 scale AA33414: Westland Sea King HAR3 is captured superbly by this fantastic award winning Corgi model. Complete with in flight or static sets of rotors this 78 Sqn aircraft based at Mount Pleasant in the Falklands in 1990 has opening side door, stand and optional undercarriage positions. Limited edition of 2,065 pieces, complete with bi-fold individually numbered certificate.
Length 12.25 inches Rotorspan 10.25 inches
The Westland WS-61 Sea King is a British licence-built version of the American Sikorsky S-61 helicopter of the same name, built by Westland Helicopters. The aircraft differs considerably from the American version, with Rolls-Royce Gnome engines (licence-built General Electric T58s), British-made anti-submarine warfare systems and a fully computerised flight control system. The Sea King was primarily designed for performing anti-submarine warfare (ASW) missions. A Sea King variant was adapted by Westland as troop transport known as the Commando.
In British service, the Westland Sea King provided a wide range of services in both the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy. As well as wartime roles in the Falklands War, the Gulf War, the Balkans conflict, the Iraq War, and the Afghanistan War, the Sea King is perhaps most well known in its capacity as a RAF Search and Rescue Force helicopter. The Sea King was also adapted to meet the Royal Navy’s requirement for a ship-based airborne early warning platform.
As of 2012, the WS-61 Sea King remains in operation in Britain, as well as multiple export customers: Germany, Norway, Egypt and India. Some operators have replaced, or are planning to replace, the Sea King with more modern helicopters, such as the NHIndustries NH90 and the AgustaWestland AW101 Merlin.