Wildcat was the main shipboard fighter when the US entered WWII. The F4F was barrel-shaped, with angular wingtips and rudder and a narrow-track undercarriage. The F4F was well-armed and reliable, and was a natural shipboard aircraft, probably more easier to land on a carrier deck than on land.
Held in extremely high regard by the British people, the distinctive yellow Search and Rescue Sea King HAR.3 helicopters of the Royal Air Force always seemed to be immediatly available when help was needed most.
Commanded by the Royal Navy, one of the most extensively modified versions of the Westland Sea King is the Westland Commando HC4. Its first flight was on 26 September 79, this high capacity and iconic aircraft was very used for British operations in both Gulf Wars, The Falklands and Afghanistan.
Bell UH-1 Iroquois, frequently known as the "Huey", is a multipurpose military helicopter. It was designed and produced in 1955 by US Army trials with the Bell Model 204. The first designation of HU-1 (helicopter utility) led to its nickname, Huey.
This large mine-sweeping helicopter is in service with various special units of the U.S. Navy and the Japanese self-defense forces.The Sea Dragon is a 3-engine version of the twin-engine CH-53 which first saw service during the 60's and was widely used by the Marines and in special rescue versions by the U.S. Air Force.
This light combat helicopter has been designed for the Italian army and has been delivered to various units. It is equipped with sophisticated night vision equipment for its anti-tank missile armament; other complex flight control instruments are also part of the Mangusta's electronic gear.
The medium transport and attack helicopter Chinook, developed for the U.S. Army during the sixties in its most recent versions, is also in service with many other armed forces around the world. The MH-47 is equipped with sophisticated night vision, satellite navigational systems and defense armament based on various machine guns.
Based on the helicopter design Bell AH-1 Huey Cobra which was used in great numbers in Vietnam, Bell developed the improved version AH-1W SuperCobra which has better fighting power and other features. First delivery of this prototype to the US-Marine-Corps was in 1986.
Airfix 1/48 model. Designed to operate from frigates, destroyers as well as larger surface craft, the Lynx MK8 is the Navy's current ASW patrol helicopter. The very prominent nose modification incorporating the Sea Spray radar and the Sea Owl thermal imager along with the new BERP rotor blades.