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Panzerkampf Aircraft 14056PA
Sikorsky MH-60L Black Hawk Diecast Model
US Army 160th SOAR Night Stalkers, #91-26363 Gunslinger, Mogadishu, Somalia, Operation Gothic Serpent, 1993

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Sikorsky MH-60L Black Hawk   8.25"   9"

The Battle of Mogadishu, also known as the Black Hawk Down incident, occurred on October 3-4, 1993, in Mogadishu, Somalia. Part of Operation Gothic Serpent, it aimed to capture warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid's lieutenants. The mission turned disastrous when Somali militia shot down two U.S. Black Hawk helicopters, leading to intense urban combat. Eighteen U.S. soldiers and hundreds of Somalis died. The battle's graphic media coverage shocked the American public, prompting a U.S. withdrawal from Somalia and influencing future military policies. The events were later depicted in Mark Bowden's book "Black Hawk Down" and a subsequent film adaptation.

The 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), abbreviated as 160th SOAR (A), is a special operations force of the United States Army that provides helicopter aviation support for special operations forces. Its missions have included attack, assault, and reconnaissance, and these missions are usually conducted at night, at high speeds, low altitudes, and on short notice. The MH-60 series of helicopters are a highly modified version of the standard US Army Black Hawk, they are flown exclusively by the 160th SOAR. The primary mission of the MH-60 Black Hawk helicopters were designed to provide medium and utility helicopter support to special operations forces such as Navy Seals, Delta Force, and 75th Army Ranger, across a wide range of environmental conditions.

Sikorsky MH-60L Black Hawk

Designed as a better-performing, more reliable replacement for the UH-1 Huey, the UH-60 Black Hawk was first flown on November 29, 1974. The Black Hawk was one of the first aircraft to use the General Electric T700, a common turbine engine designed for use in multiple Army helicopters. This four-bladed, twin-engined, medium-lift aircraft has a low-profile shape so that it can be transported aboard the C-130 Hercules. It also has greater survivability than the helicopter it replaced, with advanced avionics and electronics such as the Global Positioning System (GPS). The Black Hawk also serves as Marine One when transporting the President of the United States.

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Panzerkampf Aircraft

The Panzerkampf range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of military aircraft.

Panzerkampf diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear with rotating wheels.
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Selected moving parts such as canopies, control surfaces and swing-wings.

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