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This is the Testors 1/32 HH-43 Huskie. A very unique design. A brief history taken from Wikipedia:

In 1947 Anton Flettner, a German aviation engineer, was brought to New York in the United States as part of Operation Paperclip.[1] He was the developer of Germany's Flettner Fl 282 "Kolibri" (Hummingbird), a helicopter employing the "synchropter" principle of intermeshing rotors, a unique design principle that dispenses with the need for a tail rotor. Flettner settled in the US and became the chief designer of the Kaman company, where he designed new helicopters using the synchropter principle.

The Huskie had an unusual intermeshing contra-rotating twin-rotor arrangement with control effected by servo-flaps. The first prototype flew in 1947 and was adopted by the US Navy with a piston engine. In 1954, in an experiment by Kaman and the US Navy, one HTK-1 was modified and flew with its piston engine replaced by two turbine engines, becoming the world's first twin-turbine helicopter.[2] The Air Force later adopted a version with one turboshaft engine: HH-43B and F versions.

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Really striking from above .
So this is the Air Force model ? What is the difference between the B and the F ?
 

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Really striking from above .
So this is the Air Force model ? What is the difference between the B and the F ?

To the best of my knowledge just different engine and somewhat smaller rotors. I am sure there are other things, but thats the major stuff.
 

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Interesting looking bird..I've never seen anything like it. Where was it deployed with the tundra(?) skis..?
 

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Interesting looking bird..I've never seen anything like it. Where was it deployed with the tundra(?) skis..?

It was in service all over the world. The skis were on every one made.
 

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Great finish! I didn't know Testor made a kit of this subject.
 

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There were still a few in Service during Vietnam.
 

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Actually there were a LOT in service in Nam. They performed more rescues than any other aircraft.
 

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