IT2720 Italeri 1/48th scale model kit Westland Wessex EH.5 Falklands Anniversary

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IT2720
Italeri 1/48th scale
model kit
Westland Wessex EH.5
Falklands Anniversary

RRP  £30.00

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Model Description

IT2720 Italeri 1/48th scale model kit Westland Wessex EH.5 Falklands Anniversary. Available to pre-order at Flying Tigers.

The Westland Wessex was a British-built turbine-powered development of the Sikorsky H-34. It was developed and produced under license by Westland Aircraft (later Westland Helicopters). One of the main changes from Sikorsky’s H-34 was the replacement of the piston-engine powerplant with a turboshaft engine; the Wessex was the first large mass-produced helicopter designed around use of a gas turbine engine. Early models were powered by a single Napier Gazelle engine, while later builds used a pair of de Havilland Gnome engines.

The Wessex was initially produced for the Royal Navy (RN) and later for the Royal Air Force (RAF); a limited number of civilian aircraft were also produced, as well as some export sales. The Wessex operated as an anti-submarine warfare and utility helicopter; it is perhaps best recognised for its use as a search and rescue (SAR) helicopter. The type entered operational service in 1961, and had a service life in excess of 40 years before being retired in Britain.

RRP  £30.00

Weight 1000 g
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Model Code: IT2720

Model categories:
Aircraft Kits, Italeri, Italeri 1/48th scale