Mastercraft Collection: SH-60 Bravo..

NC09114
$139.99
Mastercraft Collection: SH-60 Bravo..
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Mastercraft Collection: SH-60 Bravo..

NC09114
Wingspan: n/a inches
Length: 12 inches
Scale: 1/64

$139.99

This model is currently out of stock. Contact Karin at karin@mastercraftmodels.com, if you are interested in special or pre-ordering. Please note the following: *Cost will increase to 299.95 per model for changes in paint scheme or livery *Cost will increase to 399.95 per model for expedited air freight shipping *Please allow 90 days for handcrafting and delivery *50% deposit is required at time of purchase.

Product Details


It was in the mid-1970s when the US Navy considered replacing the aging Kaman SH-2 Seasprite. At around the same time, the Army had initiated its Utility Tactical Transport Aircraft System competition and was in the middle of evaluating proposals from Sikorsky (the YUH-60) and Boeing. After learning the competition, the US Navy released a request of its own which both companies submitted proposals for. Sikorsky presented the S-70B, which was the Navy version of the YUH-60, in April 1977. A year later, the USN awarded the contract to Sikorsky's design which was re-designated as the SH-60B Seahawk. Five prototypes were immediately ordered to begin testing the plane with the Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System (LAMPS). As the SH helicopter was to serve as a replacement to the Seasprite, it had to be an efficient platform for the LAMPS system which is used for maritime warfare as well as search and rescue. The prototype was first flown on December 1979 and the aircraft officially entered service five years after. As expected, the Sikorsky helicopter flew mainly surface and antisubmarine warfare and was usually deployed aboard frigates and cruisers.

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!