This the Revell 1/32 helicopter Puma, in two versions for the German Police. Extraordinary kit - not to mention also the size - with super detailed parts from the engine, cockpit and instrument panel to the outside ... all perfect.
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The Aérospatiale Puma is a helicopter originally built by Aerospatiale, Eurocopter later in France. It is also known as SA-330. Between 1968 and 1987, were 697 helicopters of this model in various variants and to dozens of countries, among which Portugal.
The SA 330 Puma was originally developed by Sud Aviation to meet a requirement of the French army by a helicopter for all medium sized climates capable of carrying up to 20 soldiers and several cargo transportation tasks. The choice was made to develop a completely new design for the helicopter, work began in 1963 with the support of the French government. The first of two Puma prototypes flew on 15 April 1965; six models of pre-production, were also built, the last of which flew on 30 July 1968. The first production SA 330 Puma flew in September 1968, with deliveries to the French army from the beginning of 1969.
In 1967, Puma has been selected by the Royal Air Force (RAF), after being impressed with the performance of Puma, was given the designation Puma HC Mk 1, a significant joint manufacturing agreement between Aerospatiale and Westland Helicopters in the UK ; close collaboration between the French and British companies also result in subsequent purchases of Aerospatiale Gazelle UK and Westland Lynx by France. Under this agreement, the Westland manufactured a range of components for Puma, having also run Pumas assembly ordered by the RAF.
The SA 330 was a success on the export market, several countries bought military variants of Puma for service of their armed forces; the model was also popularly received in the civilian market, was for the common use by transport operators to oil platforms or even overall market for passenger and cargo transport. During most of the 1970s, the SA 330 Puma was the best transport helicopter to be produced in Europe. In July 1978, more than 50 Pumas had already been handed over to civilian customers and the world fleet had accumulated more than 500,000 flight hours.
In 1970, the Portuguese Air Force acquired 13 Pumas, due to the need for increased transport capacity during the War of Overseas - 18/20 men, a much higher number to five potential passengers with the Alouette III, which significantly increased the mobility of Portuguese Army. Six units targeted the conflict in Mozambique. Intensively been used by Special Forces in Angola, particularly at the intersection of column guerrillas coming from the border of Congo and Zambia, also serving in the medical evacuation and logistical support.
The first operational flight of the Puma was the October 23, 1970, in maneuver transport mission (TMan), in Santa Eulalia, in northern Angola.
The "Puma" were subject to three updates since the end of the war in Africa:
- Instrument Manufacturing in SAR with the introduction of radar Omera ORB-31.
Portugal was the only country to equip the SA-330 with the ORB-31 radar. This radar has the ability, such as ORB-31D, to launch and guide Exocet missiles.
- Equipment autonomous navigation and automatic stationary.
- New Makila engines.
The "Puma" was officially withdrawn from service in mainland Portugal, February 3, 2006, the same day that the first units of his successor (EH-101 Merlin) entered the service in search and rescue missions, the service of the Police 751. by the end of November 2006 some of the "Puma" continue working at Lajes Field, moment from which the (EH-101 Merlin) the substiturão in operational missions.
On 24 September 2008, the Cougars were reactivated for the mission previously performed by 711 Squadron rehabilitating-four helicopters in also reactivated Squadron 752 "PUMAS".
Between 1970 and 2009 the Portuguese Air Force squadrons that used this Pumas were as follows:
94 Squadron - based in Luanda (Angola)
703 Squadron - based in Tete (Mozambique)
751 Squadron - based in Montijo
752 Squadron - based in Lajes (Azores)
711 Squadron - based in Lajes (Azores)
752 Squadron - based in Lajes (Azores)
This scale model of 1:32, the Revell, is the Puma, in two versions for the German Police. Extraordinary kit - not to mention also the size - with super detailed parts from the engine, cockpit and instrument panel to the outside ... all perfect.
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