CH-53K King Stallion Wooden Model
Military Mahogany is proud to offer this CH-53K King Stallion wooden model helicopter to our series of beautiful hand crafted models. This model is loaded with detail from front to rear. This model is exclusive for us, you will only find it here.
On May 16, 2018, the initial Marine CH-53K touched down at Marine Corps Air Station New River in North Carolina. The first operational element will be a CH-53K detachment assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron Three Six Six (HMH-366), which will be large enough to deploy as part of the air combat element of a Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard U.S. Navy amphibious assault ships. It will take approximately four years for that unit to fully transition from the older CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters to the new King Stallions. The service hopes to have completely divested the Super Stallions by 2030, according to its 2018 Aviation Plan.
The delivery is an important milestone for the CH-53K, which has been in development since 2006. At the beginning of the program, the Marine Corps' goal was to reach initial operational capability, or IOC, by 2015 and have more than 150 King Stallions on hand by 2021. Delays and difficulties in testing pushed the IOC date first to 2018 and then to 2019. The Marines expect to reach initial operational capability with the type by the end of 2019.
4" Fuselage Width