Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Sea King helicopters retired by the UK Ministry of Defense are being sold to make unique sheds and ‘man caves.’

Sea Kings were a version of the Sikorsky SH-61

Witham Special Vehicles is the military surplus firm selling about 30 of the helicopters for the MoD, the nonoperational Sky Kings are being priced between £10,000 and £20,000.

Over 20 of the aircraft can still be flown and are expected to be sold to private pilots, the remaining hulks can be bought to serve other purposes – sheds or man caves. One guy was going to put a bedroom and sitting room in it,” said Paul Southerington, Witham’s managing director. . “The sky’s the limit with what you can do with one. They are made of aluminum so they never rust or rot.”


1 comment:

  1. Great idea. When I was a kid in the 1960s there were decommissioned F-84s and the like lying about in children's playgrounds all over Denmark. That couldn't work in today's safety concious environment, of course, but I never heard of anyone getting seriously hurt playing on them.