One of the first helicopters developed by Bell, the H-13 is a derivative of the Bell Model 30, which was developed as early as 1943. It first flew in 1945 and was delivered to US forces deployed to Korea in January 1951. The veteran who piloted this H-13, Second Lieutenant Byron Howlett, Jr., was stationed with the 46th Surgical Hospital MASH, near "the Punch Bowl." He flew through monsoons and freezing weather to deliver patients to hospitals.
This particular 1:48 scale helicopter is similar to the one used in the hit TV series, M*A*S*H, and comes equipped with stretchers mounted over the chopper's sleds. Like the other vehicles in the "Forgotten Heroes" Collection, this vehicle has been 'muddied' to give it a more weathered appearance. Sold Out!