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Boeing
CH-46E SeaKnight

Twin Rotor Military Transport Helicopter


Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 268
(HMM-268)
"The Red Dragons"

HMM-268 Red Dragons
Persian Gulf 1990
Aboard USS New Orleans
Operation Desert Shield

Fujimi

This model added to kgwings.com on May 2, 1997

Fujimi H-5 Boeing Vertol CH-46E/F Seaknight Tiger
The CH-46E sports two General Electric T58-GE-16 turboshaft engines giving the Sea Knight a maximum cruising speed of 140+ kts.
Fujimi H-5 Boeing Vertol CH-46E/F Seaknight Tiger
The CH-46 is a true workhorse, having seen action in Vietnam, Lebanon, Grenada, and Kuwait.
Fujimi H-5 Boeing Vertol CH-46E/F Seaknight Tiger
I haven't figured out how to simulate the deck of an Assault carrier yet so this will just have to do.
Fujimi H-5 Boeing Vertol CH-46E/F Seaknight Tiger
I built this one a long time ago so there are things that I'd love to redo if I could. The decals are silvered pretty badly, and the weathering isn't very good... still, I did the best I could at the time and it's still one of my favorites to pick up fly around the room while making rotorblade sounds with my mouth.



Fujimi H-5 Boeing Vertol CH-46E/F Seaknight Tiger
Fujimi
Kit: Fujimi #7AH5-1200
1:72 scale
Scale: 1/72
Decals: Stock
After Market Parts: None
Customizations: Masking tape strips were weaved and painted red to create seat webbing visible in windows.
Cost: Purchased in the late 80's for about $13.00.
Comments: The only research I had on the kit was from a few Gulf War news updates on CNN I had video taped. The panel lines are crisply recessed, the fit is outstanding and the glass is very cleanly molded. Bench seats are provided for the cargo hold and cockpit detail is just slightly above average. Cargo doors can be positioned opened or closed. All in all... great kit.

This page is proudly
dedicated to the memory of
SSgt. Aaron Dean White, USMC
27, of Shawnee, Oklahoma
US Flag

After I posted this page in 1997 a CH-46 mechanic contacted me to educate me on the Seaknight.

That mechanic was Sgt. Aaron White of the United States Marine Corp.. Sergeant White explained to me the many differences between an E model and an F model and proudly explained how his unit in Iwakuni Japan was maintaining the oldest "Phrog" in the inventory.

The Sgt. was later promoted to Staff Sergeant and began a new tour with HMM-364 "Purple Foxes".
The Purple Foxes were called to serve in Kuwait which later became Operation Iraqi Freedom.

On May 18, 2003 SSgt. Aaron White was killed when his helicopter crashed in the Shatt Al Hillah Canal, Iraq shortly after take-off.
You will not be forgotten
Semper Fi

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