Revell HH-53C Super Jolly Green Giant

In a previous blog entry, we looked at Revell’s CH-53 GS/G “Camouflaged” (Revell 04446), which was also released under UN colors by the same manufacturer.  The kit’s first version was in fact Revell Monogram  HH-53 “Vietnam Rescue” (#4542).  It included a jeep and 105 Howitzer, but lacked the advanced blades provided in the later model “Camouflaged” and UN versions.

Recently, Revell re-released its HH-53 as HH-53C Super Jolly Green Giant (Revell 85-4542).  The re-released kit has the same spruces as the original Vietnam rescue, but includes a much improved decal sheet, which allows for the depiction of a more recent U.S. Navy machine.  The kit continues to include the Jeep and Howitzer.  It is a very affordable kit, and can be easily found online and in hobby shops.  Though lacking the details of its Academy CH-53E cousin, this is a desirable kit.  It’s relatively easy to put together (Pay attention to the fitting of the clear part for the cockpit).

 

Kit Summary:

  • Revell 85-4542
  • Scale: 1/48
  • Availability: Excellent
  • Status: In Production
  • Estimated Street Price: $25.00
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