Bell - 47

The model

Brand: Italeri
Title: OH-13S Sioux
Number: 857
Scale: 1:48
Type: Full kit
Released: 1998 | Initial release – new tool

The real helicopter

Type Light liaison helicopter
Manufacturing Country USA
Dimensions Length: 9.63 m, Height: 2.83 m
Performance Cruise speed: 150 kph, Max. speed: 170 kph, Ceiling: 6,000 m, Range: 350 km
Weight Empty: 780 kg , Max. weight: 1,300 kg
Engine Lycoming TVO-435 six-cylinder engine rated at 260 hp


General description

A light helicopter of US manufacture, purchased by the IAF for observation, patrol and liaison. It was the first helicopter purchased for purposes other than combat, with the first batch arriving in Israel in September of 1965. It was a success, and additional helicopters were ordered. The choppers formed a new Pilot Training squadron, consisting solely of Bell-47s. In the Six Day War, the Bell-47s served on all fronts. After the war, some were sold to civilian bodies, and the rest were transferred to the IAF Flight School.

Information from website IAF.