Mastercraft Collection: TH-55 Trainer
Wingspan: 13.65 inches
Length: 12 inches
The Hughes TH-55 Osage was a piston-powered light training helicopter. The original model was the Model 269 and was initially designed as a fully glazed cockpit with seating for two pilots, or a pilot and passenger, it also had an open-framework fuselage and a three-blade articulated rotor. The prototype flew in October 1956, but it wasn't until 1960 that the decision was made to develop the helicopter for production. This specific Model 269 is the TH-55, used by the Army. In 1964 they adopted the Model 269A as its training helicopter to replace the TH-23 and designated it the TH-55A Osage.
This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!