Posted 9 years ago
Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series AA33403
Sikorsky H-3 Sea King Diecast Model
USMC HMX-1 U.S.Presidential Flight, "Marine One", (VH-3D)
1:72 Scale Length Width
Sikorsky H-3 Sea King 12.25" 10.25"
On January 1, 1958 the U.S.Army Executive Flight Detachment, Davison U.S.Army Air Field, Fort Belvoir, VA, was activated. They, along with the Marine Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1) U.S.Marine Corps Air Station Quantico, VA, were given the primary mission of the emergency evacuation of the President, his family and other key government officials. These units furnished helicopter transportation for the President and others. In 1961, the VH-3D Sea King began to replace the VH-34D as the primary executive transport. Developed for the Navt, as a carrier-based all weather anti-submarine helicopter with extensive interior modifications, it became the favourite VIP transport. It remains in service after 35 years.
Sikorsky H-3 Sea King