Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Douglas A-4C Skyhawk – VA-76 “Spirits”, USS Bon Homme Richard, U.S. Navy, 1967, “MiG 17 Killer”, Vietnam War
1:72 Scale. Length: 6.75". Width: 4.75"
Limited production of approximately 500 models worldwide
Douglas A-4C Skyhawk 148609 c/n 12802 was delivered to VA-64 in 1961. After spending time with VA-64 and VA-72, 148609 was assigned to VA-76 “Spirits” in 1964 as #NP-685. VA-76 was deployed to Vietnam on board the USS Bon Homme Richard when, on May 1, 1967, LCDR Ted "T.R." Swartz flying 148609 shot down a MiG-17 over North Vietnam with an unguided Zuni missile making this the only time an A-4 Skyhawk scored an air-to-air victory during the Vietnam War. #148609 was lost in June 1972 after a mid-air collision.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