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US Navy SH-3 Sea Kings in Hi-Vis Part 1

(Hersteller unbekannt - Nr. 48006)

Hersteller unbekannt - US Navy SH-3 Sea Kings in Hi-Vis Part 1

Facts:

Hersteller:Hersteller unbekannt
Theme:Utility Helicopters
Productnumber:48006 - US Navy SH-3 Sea Kings in Hi-Vis Part 1
Scale:1:48
Type:Full kits
Year of release:March 2008
Price:€18.00

Review:

SB Decals, a collaboration between Steel Beach Accessories and Sprue Brothers Models LLC, released in March 2008 this decalsheet called

US Navy SH-3 Sea Kings in Hi-Vis Part 1. Intended kits are the Hasegawa or the Revell Sea Kings in scale 1/48.

The decalsheet (8.5 inch x 11 inch) includes high-vis markings for two full aircraft out of the five options listed below.

SB-Decals 48006 US Navy SH-3 Sea Kings in Hi-Vis Part 1

The five markings options included are:

  • HS-4 Black Knights SH-3D Bu No. 152711 - BuNo 152711 was probably the most famous Sea King, having participated in the recovery of five Apollo spacecaft. After the Navy changed its fleet numbering system, her old number 66 was applied for Apollo recovery missions. The five capsules adorning her nose represented recoveries of Apollos 8, 10, 11, 12, and 13. She is shown while flying from USS Iwo Jima (LPH 2) shortly after the Apollo 13 mission of April, 1972. SeaKing 66 was lost off the California coast in June, 1975 on a training mission.
  • HS-2 Golden Falcons SH-3H BuNo 152121 - HC-2 was the only  Sea King unit to display the Stars and Stripes on all its helicopters. BuNo 152121 served many years with HS-2 and is depicted when assigned to CVW-2 aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) in 1984.
  • HS-3 Tridents SH-3H BuNo 149684 - SH-3H Sea King BuNo 149682 was assigned to HS-3 during the 1982 Mediterranean cruise of USS Forrestal (CV 59) and CVW-17.
  • HS-8 Eightballers SH-3H BuNo 149918 - HS-8, with Sea King BuNo 149918, was aboard for USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) for her 1979 WestPac cruise.
  • HS-9 Sea Griffins SH-3H BuNo 149898 - The Sea Griffins of HS-9 were part of CVW-8 for the second Mediterranean cruise of USS
    Nimitz (CVN 68) which lasted from December 1977 until July 1978. Sea Kings from this unit were featured in well known movie The Final Countdown.

Full color instruction sheets are included.

SB-Decals 48006 US Navy SH-3 Sea Kings in Hi-Vis Part 1

SB-Decals 48006 US Navy SH-3 Sea Kings in Hi-Vis Part 1

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Reviewed by - 26. May 2010

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