This model is made of high quality plastic the coloring and panel lines are clear and crisp. At 1/40 scale, it is an usually large model, the fuselage is about 18 inches long and 6 inches wide from the end of one pod to the other. From the tip of the tail rotor to the tip of the main rotor at the front, the whole model measures 22 inches. The wheels are free rolling and very smooth, it could roll away if left in an inclined surface (so be careful where you put it). The little wheel on the rear can pivot. Some very basic assembly is required (rotors and landing gear pods).
Introduced in 1961, it served as the United States Navy as a key ASW and utility asset for several decades before being replaced by the non-amphibious Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk in the 1990s. The type also proved popular in civil service and with foreign military customers. As of 2014, many remain in service in nations around the world. The Sea King has been built under license by Agusta in Italy, Mitsubishi in Japan, and by Westland in the United Kingdom (See Westland Sea King). The major civil versions are the S-61L and S-61N.