Amercom ACHY52 US Navy Kaman SH-2F Seasprite Helicopter - HSL-33 "Sea Snakes," 1982 (1:72 Scale)
"Obsolete weapons do not deter."
- British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
The Kaman SH-2 Seasprite is a ship-based helicopter, originally developed in the late 1950s as a fast utility helicopter for the United States Navy. In the 1970s, anti-submarine, anti-surface threat capabilities were added to the design, including over-the-horizon targeting, resulting in modifying most existing UH-2 models to the SH-2 Seasprite.
This aircraft extends and increases shipboard sensor and weapon capabilities against several types of enemy threats, including submarines of all types, surface ships and patrol craft that may be armed with anti-ship missiles. It served with the U.S. Navy from the 1960s until the last SH-2G helicopters were retired in 2001.
Pictured here is a 1:72 scale replica of a US Navy Kaman SH-2F Seasprite Helicopter that was attached to HSL-33 "Sea Snakes," during 1982.
Back Order! Ship Date: August 2015.
Rotor Span: 9 inches
Release Date: April 2014