Dragon 1/72 Westland Sea King AEW.2 Falklands War 30 Years
Model Number: 5104
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The Dragon Westland Sea King AEW.2 Falklands War 30th Anniversary Model Kit in 1/72 scale from the plastic helicopter model Cyber-Hobby Super Value range accurately recreates the real life British helicopter used during the Falklands War.
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This year marks the anniversary of the Falklands War that occurred 30 years ago in 1982, and Cyber Hobby is commemorating the historic event with a second 1/72 scale kit of the Sea King helicopter. Modelers enthusiastically received the brand new Westland WS-61 Sea King HC.4 troop-carrying variant, and that Cyber-Hobby item proved an instant hit. This second kit depicts the rare airborne early warning AEW.2 helicopter. Combat in the Falklands War revealed an AEW gap in the capability of the Royal Navy (RN), and even while the conflict was under way, Westland began converting two Sea King HAS.2 helicopters in May 1982. After the crash development program, these two helicopters joined the replacement task force when it set sail in August although they were too late to participate in the actual fighting. The AEW.2s featured a Thorn-EMI ARI 5930/3 Searchwater radar mounted in an inflatable radome fitted to a swivel arm.
This new helicopter in 1/72 scale makes use of elements of the Cyber-Hobby HC.4, but it features a number of newly tooled parts in order to portray the AEW.2 version. One obvious example is the radar radome. The plastic model is well designed and cleverly engineered to induce maximum modeling enjoyment. The fuselage is correctly proportioned and the foldable rotor blades are made to true scale thickness too. With appropriate decal markings from Cartograf, this Sea King AEW.2 is ready to search for the approach of the enemy!
Model: 5104 Westland Sea King AEW.2 Falklands War 30th Anniversary Model Kit
Reviewed by Graham Knowles
Dragon Westland Sea King AEW.2
I always fancied this kit to add to my collection, so when I saw at half the initial advertised price, it was a no brainer. I know the new Dragon models seem to be a bit hit and miss ( Sea Vixen etc ), but this one seems to be a good effort. The surface detail of the kit is excellent, there are three options for the rotor blades, which is a nice touch. It would have been good to have a folded radar bag option, but this does not distract from an overall great package.
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