Spacex Helicopter P3 at right, Golden Astronaut Security Copter at left.
3 1/4 in
2 9/16 in
Rotor can be turned
Cockpit door slides open
- P3, no trademark
- P3, trademarked
- Security' Copter, trademarked
- Security' Copter, no trademark
- Slight variations in purple body colour
- Canopy moulded in various shades of blue tinted clear plastic
- One example in brown (see below)
- Towards the end of production, the secondary rotor blades were significantly shortened (below right).
This Security Copter has most unusually been moulded in brown. It carries a trademark, so must be a genuine GA toy instead of a copy. Perhaps the factory ran out of purple pigment for a while?
Prototypes & Mockups
Spacex card back photograph shows Helicopter P3 with double yellow stripes (top picture).
The same item is also shown on a mock-up Golden Astronaut card in Multiple Toymakers catalogues (bottom picture).
A German Police helicopter captured and flown by Agent 21 in two episodes of his comic strip drawn by Rab Hamilton, published in TV21 magazines of 28 May and 4 June 1966.