Sikorsky® SH-3 Sea King™ Micro Scale Recovery Helicopter

Brickmania
$90.00
Current Stock:
21
SKU:
BKM793
Availability:
Ships in 1-3 business days
Weight:
0.57 LBS
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout
Designer:
David Stone
Piece Count:
172 LEGO® Elements
Skill Level:
Sophomore (2 of 5)

About the Sikorsky® SH-3 Sea King™ -Micro Scale Astronaut Recovery Helicopter

The Sikorsky® SH-3 Sea King™ was a twin-engine, all-weather, rotorcraft designed to launch off the flight decks of aircraft carriers. The helicopter’s role included search and rescue and anti-submarine warfare. Sea King helicopters utilized a crew of four to operate the craft, as well as advanced sensors to aid in search and rescue and submarine detection. In addition, it’s the Sea King that continues to provide executive transportation for the President of the United States as Marine One. Even in this most noble role, the Sea King is perhaps most recognizable as an Apollo recovery vehicle.

At approximately 5:50 AM on July 24th, 1969, the Columbia module of Apollo 11 made splashdown 920 miles southwest of Honolulu, Hawai’i. Launching from the Essex-class carrier USS Hornet, a Sea King known as Old 66 flew out to make history. Arriving as dawn was breaking, Old 66 circled the splash site where Columbia was bobbing upside down, afloat by its unmistakable orange flotation balloons. Another Sea King—delegated for photography—circled the area while Old 66 completed the mission. From this vantage point, the entire recovery operation was recorded. The intrepid members of Apollo, alongside the support of the American public and the Old 66 recovery team, did something unimaginable, and opened a new frontier of exploration.

Specifications:

Crew: 2 flight crew + 2 sonar operators
Length: 54 ft 9 in (16.69 m)
Width: 16 ft 4 in (4.98 m) (rotors folded)
Height: 16 ft 10 in (5.13 m)
Gross weight: 18,626 lb (8,449 kg)
Main rotor diameter: 62 ft 0 in (18.90 m)
Maximum speed: 144 kn (166 mph, 267 km/h)
Cruise speed: 118 kn (136 mph, 219 km/h)
Range: 542 nmi (625 mi, 1,005 km)
Service ceiling: 14,700 ft (4,480 m)

Additional information about this Brickmania® custom building kit:

With a tinted cockpit windscreen and many custom printed bricks this highly detailed rescue chopper is sure to become a favorite in your collection. Play features include a spinning tail and main rotor. The brick-built Navy colorway on this 1/100 scale helicopter finishes off this highly detailed mini model.

Model Statistics:

Designed by David Stone
172 LEGO® elements
20 additional custom printed elements
Full-color printed building instructions
1/100 scale to match some Brickmania kits
Sophomore Skill Level (2-4 years building experience recommended)

SIKORSKY®, SH-3 Sea King®, associated emblems and logos, and body designs of vehicles are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation in the USA and/or other jurisdictions, used under license by Brickmania, LLC. All Brickmania® model kits are made of new-condition LEGO® bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.

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