Bell® H-13 Sioux - MASH Helicopter

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About the Bell® H-13 Sioux - MASH Helicopter:

The Bell® H-13 Sioux helicopter served as a medevac unit, carrying wounded soldiers from the front lines to a local MASH (Mobile Army Surgical Hospital) during the Korean War. These helicopters could carry two people on external litters and accommodate two in the cockpit. The helicopter had relatively simple controls and a compact instrument panel, giving the pilot an excellent range of vision. Due to the primitive roads (or lack thereof) in the mountainous terrain of Korea, the H-13 could safely and quickly transport casualties to any local M.A.S.H. unit for treatment.

Aside from medevac duties, the H-13 served in reconnaissance and some minor gunship roles. These helicopters were also widely used in the civilian world. President Dwight Eisenhower was the first to make use of the new invention by making the Bell® H-13 Sioux his personal helicopter. It has also been used for emergency services around the country, including the assistance of firefighters when they are combatting forest fires. Further civilian use includes crop-dusting and use by the news media.

Specifications:

Crew: 1
Engine: Lycoming VO-435-A1A
Speed: 106 mph (92 knots, 170 km/h)
Range: 273 miles (440 km)

Additional information about this Brickmania® custom building kit:

This newly updated kit features more printed elements, new side stretcher design, as well as strength and historical accuracy improvements. Kit features include an opening cockpit, spinning top and tail rotors, and a custom pilot minifig. Kit details include printed US stars and bars, cockpit interior details, Red Crosses on the stretchers, rotor details, and MASH lettering with the medical emblem on the side. The cockpit exterior and bottom stars and bars feature a high-quality sticker sheet.

Model Statistics:

Designed by John Canepa
238 elements
1x custom minifig designed by Landon Reimer
Additional custom printed elements
High-quality sticker sheet
Full-color printed building instructions
1/35th scale to match other Brickmania kits
Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years building experience recommended)

Bell®, emblems, logos, and body designs are trademarks of Textron Innovations Inc. and are used under license by Brickmania LLC.

 

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