Retrieving the Apollo
SH-3D “Helo 66” & Apollo Command Module
Sea King helicopter recovering an Apollo Command Module.
This spacecraft Command Module is newly tooled. It comes with the requisite floating pontoons and three spherical inflatable bags, plus a life raft is included. As for the helicopter, it’s one of the most famous USN Sea King helicopter.
The white-painted craft labeled ‘66’ was utilized to recover astronauts from the ocean after their Apollo 8, 10, 11, 12 and 13 capsules splashed down after their space missions. It’s the same helicopter used for all these mission.
After the Apollo 13 in 1970, the helicopter returned to its normal anti-submarine warfare role.
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