UH-34 SeahorseItem Number: 1239
Sikorsky UH-34 model airplane helicopter. Experience luxury and class with the UH-34 Seahorse. Crafted with mahogany wood, this timeless design is perfect for those who appreciate the finer things in life. Enjoy the sophistication and elegance it provides your space. Elegance and luxury - could there be a more perfect match?During the Korean War, the U.S. Navy expanded its use of helicopters in its antisubmarine warfare program. The S-58 was designed for that mission. Introduced in 1954, it was able to carry increasingly sophisticated sonar equipment.
In Vietnam, the important role of the helicopter in war was well defined. S-58 missions included armed assaults, troop transport, casualty evacuation, and artillery spotting. In 1961 a Marine UH-34D was used in the recovery of astronaut Alan Shepard following his splashdown in Freedom 7. This event marked recovery. In all, more than five hundred UH-34s were built for the Marines.
Mahogany Wood. Scale: 1/48. Rotorspan 14 1/4 inches, Length 12 1/2 inches.