Sea King helicopters originated in the United States, one of many classic helicopters to come out of the USA.
The craft has been a very successful helicopter, proving its versatility and its robustness, in many varied and testing
environments. Its use by numerous civilian authorities and the military around the world is testament to this.
Its first flight took place in 1959 and it entered service with the US Navy as one its naval helicopters, becoming one of the many Marine Corps helicopters.
It is featured here, based on one of the numerous pictures of helicopters, as a digitally produced watercolor effect image.
Sea King Watercolor
As the aircraft is not used exclusively for military use, it does have other uses, particularly for air sea rescue and as
a Coast Guard helicopter. So it goes without saying that Coast Guard helicopters operate in challenging environments, which
adds to the reputation of this helicopter.