Westland Sea King HAS6 – 814 NAS, RNFAA RAF Fairford, England, NATO Tiger Meet 1997
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Corgi Aviation Archive Legends 1/72 scale AA33413: Westland Sea King HAS.Mk 6 of 814 NAS, RNFAA RAF Fairford, England, NATO Tiger Meet 1997. Being a legends model it comes on a diorama base with fixed lowered undercarriage on a display stand within a plastic blister.
Length 12.25 inches Rotorspan 10.25 inches
Having a “tiger” in its badge, 814 Sqn. is a member of the elite “Tiger Squadron Association” and decorated this Sea King HAS.6 in an attractive tiger scheme for participation in the 1997 NATO Tiger Meet at RAF Fairford, Glos., during the Royal International Air Tattoo.
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.