A much loved aircraft that served the UK, and other nations, well for several decades (1969-2018 in the UK). It's primary roles were Search and Rescue (SAR), Airborne Early Warning (AEW/'Bagger'), Anti-submarine (ASW/'Pinger') and Transport (Jungly) and it excelled in them all.
The new mould A11006 Westland Sea King HAS.1/HAS.5/HU.5 in 1:48 scale is undoubtedly the most complete Sea King kit ever released, featuring folding rotor blades & tail, retracted undercarriage option, full interior including anti-submarine warfare suite, open/closed door option, two radome types and two hull pieces featuring an open option for the dipping sonar. Alongside these features, the kit consists of 348 crisply moulded parts and four schemes focusing on one airframe, XV666.
Measuring in at an overall length of 460mm and a rotor blade width of 397mm. In June 1970, XV666 left the Westland factory to begin a flying career that is still ongoing to this day. Beginning its life as a HAS.1 with 826 NAS, XV666 is still flying with HeliOps in 2023. The four schemes in this kit depict stages in her varied career, representing over 50 years of service.