Sikorsky S-70 Seahawk Royal Australian Navy No.816 Sqd~1:72 Corgi Aa35904 Mib Nr
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Sikorsky S-70 Seahawk Royal Australian Navy No.816 Sqd~1:72 Corgi Aa35904 Mib Nr:
Corgi Aviation Australian Navy No. 816 SquadronHMAS ANZAC, 2005
Serial Number 124 of 1,980 ever built
Helicopter is MINT. Box is MINT.Comes with Certified Serial Number and Collector CardIncludes two sets of rotor blades. One for static display, and one for in-flight. We pack all our models in new Heavy Duty Shipping Cartonsto protect your investment
1:72 Scale Precision Die-cast Model
Wingspan: 9.25 inches ~ Length: 8.25 inches Corgi Model # AA35904Corgi Aviation Archive model features:~Precision made metal die-cast construction~~Pilot Figure~~2 Sets of Rotor Blades. One for in-flight, the other for "static" display~~Display tower for "in flight" presentation~~Limited production with certified serial numberto assure long term value.~Pad printed graphics provide crisp detailsand won't peel.~Beautiful display box with full color graphics protects modeland increases resale.
The History behind the Helicopter
The S-70B-2 Seahawk is a twin-engine helicopter with many features designed specifically for ship-borne operations. It’s the most advanced helicopter in the Navy’s arsenal and is expected to be the cornerstone of the Royal Navy’s fixed wing fleet for at least the next 20 years. Fitted with a foldable four bladed main rotor and tail pylon (to enable the aircraft to be stowed in the hangar of smaller ships), the Seahawk is a conventional helicopter. However, it is an advanced anti-submarine “hunter/killer” with a high level of integration of its tactical, navigation, communications and weapons systems. The Royal Australian Navy operates 16 Seahawks. The Sikorsky Aircraft Division of United Technologies Corporation in Florida, USA, manufactured the first batch of eight aircraft. Aerospace technologies Australia (ASTA) at Avalon in Victoria assembled a second batch of eight aircraft. The final aircraft was delivered to the Royal Australian Navy in 1992. The S-70B-2 is powered by twin T700-GE-401C turbine jet engines. To detect submarines, it’s equipped with radar, acoustic processor and magnetic anomaly detector and can use a wide range of expendable sonobuoys. The avionics system is built around a dual MIL-STD1553B data bus controlled by two computers. Once detected and classified, submarine contacts can be dealt with by launching Mark 46 torpedoes. In its role of ant-submarine warfare, the aircrew employs the aircraft's acoustic system to simultaneously monitor a number of sonobuoys, which are deployed from the aircraft in-flight. In the aircraft's role of anti-surface warfare, the lightweight radar is capable of automatically tracking contacts. The radar can detect targets at ranges far beyond the coverage provided by surface ships in a task force, with all information processed on board being capable of transmission in high-speed bursts (via secure data-link) to the operations rooms of the Navy's FFGSs. The aircraft's navigation suite, which integrates data from GPS, Doppler and air-data computers, produces a constantly updated position which allows for accurate targeting for a ship's Harpoon missiles. The aircraft is operated by a crew of three –one pilot (the aircraft captain), one observer and one air crewman. In addition to its primary warfare roles, the S-70B-2, with its built-in winch and cargo hook, is also used extensively at sea to transfer personnel and for the vertical replenishment of ships while they remain under way. With minor modification, the aircraft is capable of being converted to a troop-carrying role, lifting up to 10 troops at time. The Seahawk is expected to be the mainstay of the Fleet Air Arm for at least the next 20 years.
Corgi’s 1:72 scale Seahawks are big and come with a variety of transparent window configurations on the left side. These modelsare heavy for 1:72 scale die-castsbecause they feature more detail and armament compared to other models. 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. Each helicopter comes with its own pedestal stand and is serialized to show its place in the production run. Corgi's unique pedestal allows the helicopter to be displayed at several different angles including banking left and right, level, ascent, and descent. Each helicopter also comes with removable landing gear for static display.
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