About the H-13 Sioux “M.A.S.H.” Helicopter:
Featured in the popular 80’s TV show “M*A*S*H*”, the Bell-47 (H-13 Sioux) helicopter served as a medevac unit. Carrying wounded soldiers from the front lines to a local MASH (Mobile Army Surgical Hospital) during the Korean War, these helicopters could carry two people on external litters and accommodate two in the cockpit. The helicopter had relatively simple controls and a compact instrument panel, giving the pilot an excellent range of vision. Due to the primitive roads (or lack thereof) in the mountainous terrain of Korea, the H-13 could safely and quickly transport casualties to any local M.A.S.H. unit for treatment. Aside from medevac duties, the H-13 served in reconnaissance and some minor gunship roles.
These helicopters were also widely used in the civilian world. President Dwight Eisenhower was the first to make use of the new invention by making the Bell 47 his personal helicopter. It has also been used for emergency services around the country, including the assistance of firefighters when they are combatting forest fires. Further civilian use includes crop-dusting and use by the news media.
- Crew: 1
- Engine: Lycoming VO-435-A1A
- Speed: 106 mph (92 knots, 170 km/h)
- Range: 273 miles (440 km)
- Units Built: 2,400
Additional information about this Brickmania custom building kit:
The H-13 Sioux “M.A.S.H.” Helicopter comes with the following features
Working front and rear rotors
- Custom-printed Minifigure with cowboy hat
- Printed elements
- Opening cockpit
- Room for two Minifigures on external litters
- Two BrickArms M1873 Peacemakers Overmolded
- Full-color stickers
- Designed by John Canepa
- Includes 227 genuine new-condition LEGO®, BrickArms & Brickmania Stickers
- 1/35 scale to match other Brickmania models
- Intermediate Skill Level (6-8 years of experience with LEGO is recommended)
All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition LEGO bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions and comes packaged in a sealed box. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.