The HH-53B ''Super Jolly Green Giant'' is among the Sikorsky MH-53 Pave Low family, which are long range combat search and rescue (CSAR) helicopters. The series was upgraded from the HH-53B/C, variants of the Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion.
The Pave Low's mission was low level, long range, undetected penetration into denied areas, day or night, in adverse weather, for infiltration, exfiltration and resupply of special operations forces.
This specific model is the HH-53B, the large green airframe earned it the nickname ''Super Jolly Green Giant'' the name is a reference to the smaller HH-3E ''Jolly Green Giant''. The Super Jolly Green Giant helicopters were used by US Air Force as long-range combat search and rescue (CSAR) helicopters and they were regarded favorably.
This handcrafted model is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen with a wealth of detail and makes a great gift for any veteran, aviation enthusiast or history buff.
Scale: 1/48 scale model
Wing Span: 18.25