1/72 Italeri Sikorsky S-55C

Gallery Article by Alacran on Feb 4 2016



Sikorsky S-55C Chilean Air Force

Hello ARC’s Raiders. Here is my latest finished work.  Is the not so cool Italeri kit of H-55 (H-19 indeed).  

The Chilean Air Force operated these helicopters since the 1950's, in several kinds of missions. 

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This kit represents the Rescue H-55C Helicopters used in the earthquake of 1960 in the central south part of Chile.

In the 90’s these machines where re-motorized with a Garret Turbine, using the code S-55T.

The model is not so easy. I’d used the Eduard kit of P/E (ED 72363) and the flexible mask (CX094).

But, very modifications are necessary to obtain a S-55C, just like the FACH used for 40 years…

Enjoy the kit…


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