ICM plastic model kits SOON ON SALE! In February! Sikorsky CH-54A Tarhe Dear friends, the long-awaited novelty of the legendary helicopter Sikorsky CH-54A Tarhe in 1/35 scale will be available in February!Model: # 53054 Scale: 1/35

interesting facts about the Sikorsky CH-54A Tarhe
✔ The CH-54 helicopter was developed by Sikorsky Aircraft, founded by the prominent Ukrainian aircraft designer Igor Sikorsky.
✔ It was designed according to the crane helicopter concept, using the “flying landing gear” scheme.
✔ It is built on a modular principle, which simplifies its maintenance and repair.
✔ The helicopter’s powerful winches allow it to pick up loads in hover mode, without the need to land.
✔ The helicopter has set 10 world records for its class, including lifting a 15-ton cargo to an altitude of 3307 meters.
✔ It was successfully used during the Vietnam War to evacuate damaged airplanes and helicopters.
✔ It transported artillery pieces, cars, tanks, and even combat boats on an external sling.
✔ In addition to transporting military equipment, it was used to drop high-powered bombs to clear the forest for an airfield.
✔ Civilian versions of the helicopter (Erickson S-64 Aircrane) are still in successful exploitation today.
✔ Helicopters are used to fight large-scale fires.