Corgi US35906 US Navy Sikorsky SH-60F Oceanhawk Helicopter - S-70B-4, HS-7 'Dusty Dogs,' Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW 3), USS Enterprise (CVN-65) (1:72 Scale)
"Obsolete weapons do not deter."
- British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
The Sikorsky SH-60/MH-60 Seahawk (or Sea Hawk) is a twin turboshaft engine, multi-mission United States Navy helicopter based on the airframe of the United States Army UH-60 Black Hawk and a member of the Sikorsky S-70 family. The most significant modification is a hinged tail to reduce its footprint aboard ships.
The U.S. Navy uses the H-60 airframe under the model designations SH-60B, SH-60F, HH-60H, MH-60R, and MH-60S. Able to deploy aboard any air-capable frigate, destroyer, cruiser, fast combat support ship, amphibious assault ship, or aircraft carrier, the Seahawk can handle anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASUW), naval special warfare (NSW) insertion, search and rescue (SAR), combat search and rescue (CSAR), vertical replenishment (VERTREP), and medical evacuation (MEDEVAC). All Navy H-60s carry a rescue hoist for SAR/CSAR missions.
After the SH-60B entered service, the Navy began development of the SH-60F variant to replace the SH-3 Sea King. Development of this variant began with the award of a contract to Sikorsky in March 1985. An early SH-60B was modified to serve as a SH-60F prototype. The company was contracted to produce seven SH-60Fs in January 1986 and the first example flew on March 19th, 1987. The SH-60F serves as the carrier battle group's primary anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and search and rescue (SAR) aircraft. It hunts submarines with the AN/AQS-13F dipping sonar, and carries 14 sonobuoys. The SH-60F can carry the Mk 46, MK 50, or MK 54 torpedo and a choice of cabin-mounted machine guns, including the M60D, M240D, and GAU-16 (50 CAL) for defense. Standard crew complement is one pilot, one copilot, one enlisted tactical sensor operator (TSO), and one enlisted acoustic sensor operator (ASO).
Pictured here is a 1:72 scale replica of a US Navy Sikorsky SH-60F Oceanhawk helicopter attached to CVW-3, HS-7 'Dusty Dogs', then embarked upon CVN-65 USS Enterprise. Sold Out!
Rotor Span: 9 inches
Release Date: November 2010
Historical Account: "Dusty" - The HS-7 'Dusty Dogs' operate the Sikorsky SH-60F Ocean Hawk helicopters part of CVW-3 aboard the USS Enterprise (CVN-65). Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron SEVEN is one of five East Coast operational fleet helicopter squadrons tasked with antisubmarine warfare (ASW), search and rescue, airborne utility services, and combat search and rescue. HS 7 flies the SH-60F and HH-60H, both single rotary wing, twin turbine powered helicopters.
Green and white are the colors assigned to the Shamrocks of HS 7 and are prominent in the design. The seven stars across the top reflect the seven stars in the 'Big Dipper' constellation, which served as the original insignia for the squadron.