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Italeri 1/48 H-34G.lll/UH-34J Kit

Italeri 1/48 H-34G.lll/UH-34J Kit

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$35.99 $44.99

The helicopter SH-34, developed by the American company Sikorsky in the first half of the '50s, was used by a significant number of Countries that have recognized its excellent features.  During its career, it has taken part in several conflicts from Algeria to Vietnam. It was one of the last piston-powered helicopter design, produced in huge numbers, before the introduction of turbine-powered types.  It was widely used to perform different kind of duties by the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps. However, thanks to its reliability and sturdiness,  it was mainly used as medium transport and utility helicopter. It has also been used in “search and rescue” and MedEvac operations or, in the naval version, as Antisom warfare platform.

Features and options in this kit:

  • Detailed flight deck
    • Photo-etched seatbelts and shoulder harnesses on crew seats
    • Cyclic and collectively provided for both crew stations
    • Photo-etched instrument panel with decal instruments
  • Positionable flight deck windows
  • Main cabin has passenger/troop web seating
  • Main cabin has ceiling
  • Positionable main cabin door
  • Rescue winch
  • Optional emergency flotation system
  • Detailed transmission
  • Nicely detailed rotor head
  • Main rotor blades have droop molded into parts
  • Photo-etched grilles for engine and transmission bays

The kit provides marking options for two aircraft:

  • UH-34G.III, 81+07, Marinefliegergruppe 5, Kiel-Holtenau, 1973
  • UH-34J, 149389, HT-8, 2E/141, NAS Eilyson Field, 1968

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