Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Douglas A-4 C Skyhawk – #148566, VA-144 “Roadrunners,” USS Kittyhawk, U.S. Navy, 1960s
1:72 Scale. Length: 6.75". Width: 4.75"
US Navy A-4C Skyhawk #148566 had a short but busy career. In October 1961 the aircraft was assigned to VA-22 as NE-310 until 1963 when it became NE-230. For a short period in 1965 it was assigned to Naval Air Station Atsugi, Japan as 8A-xx and later that year was re-assigned to the VA-144 “Roadrunners” as NH-302, operating from the USS Kitty Hawk until 1967 when it once again was sent to NAS Atsugi, Japan with an 8A-xx number. Shortly thereafter the aircraft was assigned to VA-34 “Blue Blasters” as AK-314. On November 7, 1967 this aircraft was shot down by North Vietnamese Army (NVA) anti-aircraft artillery (AAA) and the pilot was rescued.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with removable pilot figure
Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate printed markings
Detachable weapons and fuel tanks (drop tanks)
Optional extended landing gear
Box with opening cover panel and A-4 Skyhawk artwork
The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk was a carrier capable light-attack bomber designed for the US Navy and Marine Corp. First flown in June 1954, the A-4s combat career began with carrier-launched raids over North Vietnam in 1964. The Navy began removing A-4's from its front-line squadrons in 1967, with the last one retired in 1975. The Marine Corps retired the Skyhawk in June, 1994.
Hobby Master offers a wide selection of quality, pre-assembled, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted to a high level of accuracy using specifications of the original aircraft. They are constructed with precision-made diecast metal and some plastic components.
This model of an A-4 Skyhawk features:
Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft
Not suitable for children under the age of 14