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WESSEX UH.5/SEA HARRIER FRS.1 Falklands War 30th Anniversary Edition
Scale: 1/72
Brand: ITALERI
Item # 551329
Vendor Item # 1329S

Price: $46.50
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The Wessex is a British evolution of the United States Helicopter H-34. It was developed for the Royal Navy towards the late fifties to create a modern anti-submarine aircraft. The most important modification was the change-over from the original radial piston engine to a turbine propulsion engine. Several dozens of Wessex are still in use with the RAF for logistical missions, which this helicopter still performs with great efficiency.

The British Aerospace Sea Harrier is a naval VTOL/STOVL jet fighter, reconnaissance and attack aircraft, a development of the Hawker Siddeley Harrier. It first entered service with the Royal Navy in April 1980 as the Sea Harrier FRS1 and became informally known as the "Shar". Unusual in an era in which most naval and land-based air superiority fighters were large and supersonic, the principal role of the subsonic Sea Harrier was air defence from Royal Navy aircraft carriers. The Sea Harrier served in the Falklands War as the only fixed-wing fighter available to protect the British Task Force. The Sea Harriers shot down 20 enemy aircraft during the conflict with one loss to enemy ground fire. They were also used to launch ground attacks in the same manner as the Harriers operated by the Royal Air Force.

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WESSEX HAS.3 Falklands War 30th Anniversary Edition


       
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