30th ANNIVERSARY FALKLANDS WAR 1982_2012 COLLECTION
100% NEW MOULDS – SUPER DECALS SHEET – PHOTO-ETCHED FRET INCLUDED
The Wessex; easily recognizable by its distinctive line characterized the cockpit placed high; was produced by the British Westland under license. It was based on the American helicopter Sikorsky S-58 “Choctaw” project with the adoption of a British turbine-powered 1;200 HP Rolls-Royce engine. The Wessex has proved an extraordinary longevity. It was; for nearly three decades; employed by the British Royal Navy to carry out; in its different versions; many operational tasks. The Wessex UH.5; one of the latest version of Westland helicopter; was used during the period of Falklands War in the South Atlantic on 1982; and it was specialized to satisfy the tactical transportation needs of artillery; ammunitions and missile systems. Thanks to its reliability; Wessex UH.5 has also been used for more though duties: the transportation of Royal Marines Commandos during assault and infiltration operations.