HH-53 Super Jolly Green airplane modelItem Number: C1078
Sikorsky HH-53 Jolly Green Giant helicopter model. The Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service's Sikorsky HH-53 Super Jolly Green Giant entered the Vietnam conflict in 1967. It quickly began flying with the 3rd Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Group. The Jolly was the largest, fastest, most powerful heavy-lift helicopter in the Air Force inventory, capable of carrying 38 passengers, or 24 litter patients with four attendants plus a crew of five at speeds up to 195 miles an hour. It could even carry heavy loads on a sling underneath. To protect itself, the helicopter had three 7.62 miniguns capable of firing 2,000 to 4,000 round a minute. It was air-refuelable from HC-130N/Ps.
Mahogany Wood. Scale: 1/48. Rotorspan 19 1/2 inches, Length 18 1/4 inches.