This listing is for a displayed condition Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series AA 33402 Die-cast Model USN HS-4, USS Hornet, Pacific Ocean, 1969 Apollo Recovery, Sea King and Apollo Capsule set which was released in 2002. This release does not come with the limited edition card. The outer box has some shelves wears and small tears at the opening flaps. Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King. North American Apollo Command Module. 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 outriged floats for stability on the water, into which the main wheels of the undercarriage retract. Deliveries began in September 1961 and large numbers are still in service on board U. The Sikorsky/Sea King helicopter has played a vital role in the American space program and No. 66 of Helicopter Squadron 4, operating from the USS Hornet aircraft carrier, has become the most famous and most photographed of all helicopters – seen throughout the world on television broadcasts. These included the first moon landing of Apollo 11 and this model displays the markings carried at that time, when it picked up Neil Armstrong,’Buzz’ Aldrin and Michael Collins from the space capsule after it splashed down in the Pacific. 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. Its five main rotor blades and tail section fold for stowage aboard aircraft carriers, and its hull can remain temporarily watertight for water landingsa 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. Corgi’s 1:72 scale Sea Kings are quite large, with each release featuring a variety of transparent window configurations on the port side. These models feel surprisingly heavy for 1:72 scale. Two sets of rotor blades are included, one with drooping blades for ground display and another with blades that are curved upwards for in-flight display. The “green-house” canopy with a variety of tinting is large, allowing for easy viewing of the cockpit interior and crew figures. Each release highlights one of many engine intake configurations and radar domes. The sliding cargo door opens effortlessly to expose an expansive cargo-hold. Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series. The Corgi “Aviation Archive” range presents highly-detailed, ready-made die-cast models of military and civilian aircraft. The vast Aviation Archive range has become the standard by which all other die-cast airplane ranges are judged. Each Corgi model is based on a specific aircraft from an important historical or modern era of flight, and has been authentically detailed from original documents and archival library material. Famous airplanes and aviators from both military and commercial airline aviation are all honored. Corgi “Aviation Archive” die-cast airplanes feature. Die cast metal construction with some plastic components. Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details. Pad printed markings and placards that won’t fade or peel like decals. Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear with rotating wheels. Pose-able presentation stand to display the aircraft “in flight”. Many limited editions with numbered certificate of authenticity. Detailed, hand-painted pilot and crew member figures. Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards. Selected interchangeable features such as speed-brakes, opened canopies and access panels. Selected moving parts such as gun turrets, control surfaces and swing-wings. The item “Corgi Sea King Helicopter USN 1969 Apollo 11 Recovery, Sea King & Apollo Capsule” is in sale since Tuesday, November 21, 2017. This item is in the category “Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Military\Aircraft\Helicopters”. The seller is “warcloud” and is located in Canoga Park, California. This item can be shipped to United States.
- MPN: AA 33402
- Country/Region of Manufacture: China
- Brand: Corgi
- Gender: All
- Character Family: Aviation Archive Collector Series
- Year: 2002
- Recommended Age Range: 14+