SH-3D Sea King - 390

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The description below is taken from the Airfix catalogue this kit was first seen in. There is also extra information underneath the main catalogues description including any changes to the name of this kit in the catalogues.

Airfix Catalogue description:

The Sikorsky Sea King helicopter currently in service with the U.S. Navy and now selected for production in Britain. Sonar equipment, torpedoes and depth charges are all included in this highly detailed kit. - Taken from the 7th edition catalogue (1969)

15th edition catalogue (1978), listed as Sikorsky SH-3D Sea King from SH-3D Sea King.

1984 edition catalogue, listed as Sikorsky Sea King from Sikorsky SH-3D Sea King.

1985 edition catalogue, listed as Westland Sea King from Sikorsky Sea King.


Additional notes
Originally released as part of the aircraft range with decal markings for number "63" (large numbers on side of fuselage). It was re-released the following year as part of the new Space range with markings "66" and described in the catalogues as the famous 66 (1969 cataloque description above) that picked up the Apollo astronauts.

The Original "63" in Type 3 box is therefore rare.

The 1971 issue of the "66" (the Apollo 11 recovery aircraft from USS Hornet) also included a winch cage and astronaut figure.


Airfix Series (first appearance): 3
First Issued: 1968

Box art Artists
Information taken from: Airfix Collectors Club, Artist and Kit list - 6th Ed. Compiled by Jeremy Brook.
Artist on Box Type 3: Roy Cross
Artist on Box Type 4: Roy Cross
Artist on Box Type 11: Gavin McLeod
Artist on Box Type 16: Adam Tooby

This kit appeared in these catalogues:
7th Edition (1969) Ref: 390
8th Edition (1970) Ref: 390
9th Edition (1971) Ref: 390
10th Edition (1973) Ref: 03010-6
11th Edition (1974) Ref: 03010-6
12th Edition (1975) Ref: 03010-6
13th Edition (1976) Ref: 03010-6
14th Edition (1977) Ref: 03010-6
15th Edition (1978) Ref: 03010-6
16th Edition (1979) Ref: 03010-6
17th Edition (1980) Ref: 03010-6
1982 Edition Ref: 03010-6
1983 Edition Ref: 9 03010
1984 Edition Ref: 9 03181
1985 Edition Ref: 903043
1986 Edition Ref: 03043
1987 Edition Ref: 03043
1988 Edition Ref: 03043
1989 Edition Ref: 03043
1990 Edition Ref: 03043
1992 Edition Ref: 03043
1993 Edition Ref: 03043
1994 Edition Ref: 03043
1995 Edition Ref: 03043
1996 Edition Ref: 03043
1997 Edition Ref: 03043
1998 Edition Ref: 03043
1999 Edition Ref: 03043
2000 Edition Ref: 03043
2001 Edition Ref: 03043
2002 Edition Ref: 03043
2003 Edition Ref: 03043
2004 Edition Ref: 03043
2005 Edition Ref: 03043
2006 Edition Ref: 03043
2007 Edition Ref: 03043
2008 Edition Ref: A03043
2013 Edition Ref: A03043

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