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Wessex HC.2 Model, RAF, No. 78 Squadron - Corgi AA37611

Wessex HC.2 Model, RAF, No. 78 Squadron - Corgi AA37611 - click to enlarge
Wessex HC.2 Model, RAF, No. 78 Squadron - Corgi AA37611 - click to enlarge

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Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model

Westland Wessex HC.2 - XR500/A, RAF No. 78 Squadron, Sharjah Air Base, Trucial States (now part of the United Arab Emirates), 1970

1:72 Scale.  Length: 11".  Rotor Diameter: 9.25"

Limited Edition of 600 Models Worldwide

The Westland Wessex HC.2 was a license built turbine powered development of the American Sikorski S-58 Helicopter, one of the world’s first truly capable helicopters and one which finally established these aircraft as among the most useful for military and civilian applications. XR500 was one of a batch or 4 HC.2 helicopters delivered in advance of the type’s acceptance into RAF service and was used by the Wessex Intensive Flying Trials Unit at RAF Odiham, in preparation for its squadron introduction. It was one of the founding aircraft of the reforming No.18 Squadron the first operational unit to receive the Wessex HC.2 in January 1964. It would later join No. 78 Squadron and from 1967, operate from the vital overseas base at Sharjah in the Trucial States (now part of the United Arab Emirates) where, in conjunction with other RAF units, it would help to ensure the ongoing stability of the region. Wearing this particularly attractive scheme, these hard working helicopters would transport troops and supplies around the region while also being on hand to provide flexible airborne support whenever called on. XR500 was written off in April 1979 when it crashed into Hong Kong harbor, while undertaking a winching exercise in poor weather – thankfully, the crew all survived the experience.

The Corgi Aviation Archive features a wide selection of high quality, ready-made, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft. Corgi models are built with diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of a Westland Wessex HC.2 features

  • Detailed crew figures
  • Realistic panel lines
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Sliding door
  • Numbered collector card
  • Box with Wessex HC.2 artwork

  • Category: Military Helicopter Models

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14

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