CH-53 Presidential Support 1/88
Scale: 1/88 | Wingspan: N/A inches | Length: 12 inches
The Sikorsky CH-53 helicopter is a heavy-lift helicopter used mainly by the US Marine Corps. Designed for the internal and external transport of supplies, this heavy-lift helicopter is shipboard-compatible and able to operate during the day and at night—even during unfavorable weather conditions. The CH-53 helicopter is the go-to aircraft for hauling heavy equipment, troop concentrations, and evacuating wounded personnel. It is compatible with most amphibious class ships and is carried aboard LHA (Landing, Helicopter, Assault), LPH (Landing Platform, Helicopter), and LHD (Landing, Helicopter, Dock) type ships. It featured a rotary-wing system but utilized a conventional helicopter layout with a longer fuselage. Under this fuselage body was a centralized support system that allowed the aircraft to lift larger and heavier loads.
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!