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33417 Corgi   Sea King HC4 - 845 NAS, Royal Navy, Bosnia (2,000 ONLY) £
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  Westland Sea King HC-4 of 845 Naval Air Sqn, Royal Navy, based in Bosnia during 1996. Limited edition of only 2,000 pieces.

845 NAS was the second of the four ‘Junglie’ Squadrons to take delivery of the new Sea King Mk 4 Commando helicopter as a replacement for the Wessex Mk 5

In November 1992 the squadron saw the commencement of protracted tours to Bosnia and Herzegovina as part of the United Nations and NATO lead Peace Implementation Force (IFOR). 845 NAS was the longest serving unit in theatre, maintaining a permanent presence in the former Yugoslavia until 2005

With the increasing requirement for additional support helicopters 845 NAS is currently deployed on operations in Afghanistan where the primary role of 845 and her sister squadron, 846 NAS, is to provide troop and underslung load lift capability, casualty and mine strike evacuation and any other task deemed appropriate as part of the Joint Helicopter Force (Afghanistan), (JHF(A)).

The Westland WS-61 Sea King is a British licence-built version of the American Sikorsky S-61 helicopter of the same name, built by Westland Helicopters. The aircraft differs considerably from the American version, with Rolls-Royce Gnome engines (licence-built General Electric T58s), British-made anti-submarine warfare systems and a fully computerised flight control system. The Sea King was primarily designed for performing anti-submarine warfare (ASW) missions. A Sea King variant was adapted by Westland as troop transport known as the Commando.

In British service, the Westland Sea King provided a wide range of services in both the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy. As well as wartime roles in the Falklands War, the Gulf War, the Balkans conflict, the Iraq War, and the Afghanistan War, the Sea King is perhaps most well known in its capacity as a RAF Search and Rescue Force helicopter. The Sea King was also adapted to meet the Royal Navy's requirement for a ship-based airborne early warning platform.

As of 2012, the WS-61 Sea King remains in operation in Britain, as well as multiple export customers: Germany, Norway, Egypt and India. Some operators have replaced, or are planning to replace, the Sea King with more modern helicopters, such as the NHIndustries NH90 and the Agusta Westland AW101 Merlin.

 
 
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Corgi aviation archive general information

(note not all this information will apply to the above model)
 

The Corgi Aviation Archive features a vast selection of diecast model airplanes in 1:144, 1:72, 1:48 and 1:32 scales and has become the standard by which all other ranges are judged. Each Corgi model is based on a specific aircraft from an important historical or modern era of flight, and has been authentically detailed from original documents and archival material. Subject aircraft in the Aviation Archive appeal to all aviation enthusiasts and every diecast model airplane includes such features as:

  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Interchangeable landing gear with rotating wheels.
  • Poseable presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Many limited editions with numbered certificate of authenticity.
  • Detailed pilots and crew members (1:72/1:32).
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards (1:72/1:32).
  • Selected interchangeable features such as airbrakes, opened canopies and access panels (1:72/1:32).
  • Selected moving parts such as gun turrets, control surfaces and swing-wings (1:72/1:32).
 
 
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