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Corgi Aviation Archive 1/72 scale AA33408: Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King of HS-3, US Navy in 1962. Limited edition of 2,700 pieces.
Length 12.25 inches Rotorspan 10.25 inches
Initially designated HSS-2, the Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King was designed as an anti-submarine helicopter for the US Navy and first flew on 11th March 1959. It has a watertight hull and outrigged floats for stability on the water into which the main wheels of the undercarriage retract. The Sea King has been regarded as one of the most versatile helicopters ever built and is still in service worldwide with many air arms in several roles. Sea King registration number 149699 was one of the first to enter US Navy service and joined HS-3 Squadron in 1962 in an anti-submarine training role.
Designed to meet a US Navy requirement for an all-weather amphibious helicopter, the Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King first flew on March 11, 1959. Originally a submarine hunter-killer, the Sea King has since been used in a variety of operations, from search and rescue, executive transport and communications to anti-ship and airborne early warning. Its five main rotor blades and tail section fold for stowage aboard aircraft carriers, and its hull can remain temporarily watertight for water landings-a risky maneuver attempted only in emergencies. When deployed by aircraft carriers, Sea Kings serve as plane guard and are the first in the air and the last to return.