• KB Wings KBW72104 H-21B Workhorse #02-4756 JASDF Air Rescue Group
  • KB Wings KBW72104 H-21B Workhorse #02-4756 JASDF Air Rescue Group
  • KB Wings KBW72104 H-21B Workhorse #02-4756 JASDF Air Rescue Group
  • KB Wings KBW72104 H-21B Workhorse #02-4756 JASDF Air Rescue Group
  • KB Wings KBW72104 H-21B Workhorse #02-4756 JASDF Air Rescue Group
  • KB Wings KBW72104 H-21B Workhorse #02-4756 JASDF Air Rescue Group
  • KB Wings KBW72104 H-21B Workhorse #02-4756 JASDF Air Rescue Group
  • KB Wings KBW72104 H-21B Workhorse #02-4756 JASDF Air Rescue Group
  • KB Wings KBW72104 H-21B Workhorse #02-4756 JASDF Air Rescue Group
  • KB Wings KBW72104 H-21B Workhorse #02-4756 JASDF Air Rescue Group
  • KB Wings KBW72104 H-21B Workhorse #02-4756 JASDF Air Rescue Group

H-21B Workhorse #02-4756 JASDF Air Rescue Group

Review on September 10, 2017 | KB Wings Diecast Model 1/72 Scale

Basic Information

株式会社国際貿易によるダイキャスト製完成品です(ブランド名:KBウィングス)。
商品の概略は以下のとおり。

This is a ready-made die-cast model by KOKUSAI BOEKI KAISHA, LTD. (Brand-name: KB Wings). The specifications of this product is as follows.

Selling AgencyKOKUSAI BOEKI KAISHA, LTD.
Manufacturerixo MODELS (Made in Bangladesh)
Brand NameKB Wings
Product NameKBW72104 H-21B ワークホース「ほうおう」航空自衛隊 航空救難群
(PIASECKI H-21B #02-4756 JASDF AIR RESCUE GROUP)
Model Scale1:72
DimensionsLength: 222mm / Width: 34mm / Rotor Diameter: 186mm
Release YearDec. 30, 2015
Price5,400 yen in Japan
Notes *Ready-made display model (painted and assembled)
*Hybrid body made by die-cast and plastic
*All markings by tampo printing
*Figures not included
*In flight with display stand

Shape, Painting and Markings

アウトラインや塗装、マーキング類は良好です。機体全体がフラットなアルミニウム色仕上げで、尾部全てが赤色、胴体は2本の赤いストライプ、緑のチートライン(側面の窓に沿って走るライン)、漢字のコードレターで装飾されています。

The outline, painting and markings are good. The paint scheme is overall flat aluminum color, is decorated with an all-red tail section, two red fuselage stripes, green fuselage cheat line (lines that runs near the side windows) and fuselage Kanji code letters.

Special Mention

AROUND THE COCKPIT

キャノピーは大型のクリアパーツで構成され、コクピット内がよく見えるようになっています。コクピット内は、座席、計器版、サイクリックスティック等が再現されています。

The canopy is made of large clear parts, so you can see the cockpipt well. Inside the cockpit, there are the seats, instrument panel and cyclic sticks.

AROUND THE COCKPIT

THE ERROR OF ROTOR BLADE

後部ローターブレードの1つにエラーがあり、これは前部ローターブレードとなっています。このエラーは本商品だけなのか、それとも全商品がそうなのかは不明です。

The one of the rear rotor blade is error, which is front rotor blade. I don't know whether it's only this or whole products.

THE ERROR OF ROTOR BLADE

ABOUT THIS AIRCRAFT

Piasecki H-21B (02-4756) at the Hamamatsu JASDF Air Park in May 27, 2012 / Photo by kanade
Piasecki H-21B (02-4756) at the Hamamatsu JASDF Air Park in May 27, 2012 / Photo by kanade

パイアセッキ H-21 はタンデムローターを備えた多目的ヘリコプターで、1960年代に JASDF で捜索救助活動を行っていました。 これらは1966年までにすべて退役しました。
現在、航空自衛隊浜松広報館 (エアパーク) には、これらのうちの1機 c/n #02-4756 が展示されています。

Piasecki H-21 is multipurpose helicopter with tandem rotors and operated as a search and rescue mission in the 1960s in JASDF. All of these aircrafts were retired until 1966.
Now, c/n #02-4756 which is one of these aircrafts is displayed at the Hamamatsu JASDF Air Park.

Reference

[Books & Magazine]

*The Piasecki H-21 Helicopter: An Illustrated History of the H-21 Helicopter and Its Designer, Frank N. Piasecki | Published by Trafford Publishing 2007
*Handbook of Japanese Aircraft Vol.2 1951-1989 | Published by MODEL ART Co.Ltd. 1992
*Photo Story of H-21 WORKHORSE / KOKU-FAN March 1993 | Published by BUNRINDO Co., Ltd.

[Website]

*Helicopter Work Horse The Piasecki H-21 by Scott Schwartz | The Aviation History Online Museum
*Piasecki H-21 airframes - Helicopter Database | Helicopter History Site