The HH-3F ""Pelican"" is a member of the Sikorsky S-61R family, which are twin-engine helicopters used in transport or search and rescue roles. The Sikorsky S-61R was developed as a derivative of their S-61/SH-3 Sea King model. It features a substantially-revised fuselage with a rear loading ramp, a conventional though water-tight hull instead of the S-61's boat-hull, and retractable tricycle landing gear. This specific model is the HH-3F Sea King (more commonly known by its nickname ""Pelican"") and is used by the United States Coast Guard for all-weather air-sea rescue. The Pelican featured a search radar with a nose antenna radome offset to port,and water landing capability.
This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!