Toy Black Hawk Helicopter
- Pull back and release action
- Approximately 8 1/2 inches long
- Diecast metal
- Ages 4 and up
The Sikorsky Black Hawk is a utility helicopter with the primary role of providing air mobility for troops and equipment in the battle zone. Black Hawks can also carry out aerial reconnaissance, observation, direction of artillery fire, casualty evacuation and aerial fire support. Fun for aviation enthusiasts, our die cast helicopters are a sturdy toy. With fine detailing and a pull back and release action, they make a fun gift.
On June 27, 1931, Sikorsky submitted a patent application (no. 1,994,488) for a direct lift aircraft. The patent was granted on March 19, 1935. On September 14, 1939, the VS-300, the world's first practical helicopter, took flight at Stratford, Connecticut. Designed by Igor Sikorsky and built by the Vought-Sikorsky Aircraft Division of the United Aircraft Corporation, the helicopter was the first to incorporate a single main rotor and tail rotor design. Piloted by Sikorsky, the September 14 tethered flight lasted just a few seconds. The first free flight took place on May 13, 1940.