Monday, August 31

Kitty Hawk's 1/48 SH-2G Super Seasprite landing in November…

To complement the Seasprite that Nic has already built here on the news we have the boxart for the new up-rated “SH-2G Super Seasprite”

New from Kittyhawk models in November 2015

Kaman SH-2G Super Seasprite

Kittyhawk Models
1/48th scale
Kit N°: KH80126
Kit type: injection Moulded multimedia
Sprues: 4 styrene + 1 clear + 1 photo etched
Part count: Around 250

Kitty Hawk is doing just what Kaman did and upgrading their own 1/48th Seasprite to the SH-2G version of the helicopter - called the “Super Seasprite.” In reality the SH-2G Super Seasprite is an advanced integrated maritime weapon helicopter system that is an upgraded version in most aspects from the original Seasprite which has served many countries since the 60’s. Although we do not have too much information on the model kit other than it’s similarities to its earlier brother we have some info on the helicopter itself… 
The SH-2G Super Seasprite is a proven day/night/all-weather multi-mission helicopter. Designed to meet the exacting requirements of the U.S. Navy, the SH-2G Super Seasprite has the highest power-to-weight ratio of any maritime helicopter, assuring a safe return-to-ship capability even in single-engine flight conditions. Its robust design, outstanding stability, excellent reliability, and proven capability (more than 1.5 million flight hours) are important benefits in the demanding maritime environment. 
The SH-2G is a fully integrated, multi-mission maritime weapon system designed to fulfil anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASuW), over the horizon targeting, surveillance, troop transport, vertical replenishment, search and rescue, and utility missions. 
It is also the largest, most powerful small ship helicopter on the market today and is recognized for its mission effectiveness, support, and unmatched performance. In 1997 Kaman delivered its first international SH-2G Super Seasprite to the Arab Republic of Egypt. 
Today the SH-2G Super Seasprite is operated in Egypt, Poland, and New Zealand.
This kit will be available in November through Kittyhawk’s Distributors Worldwide