Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Douglas A-4C Skyhawk – BuNo 149574, VA-153 “Blue Tail Flies”, USS Coral Sea, U.S. Navy, 1960s, Vietnam War
1:72 Scale. Length: 6.75". Width: 4.5"
In February 1965 A-4 Skyhawk 149574 was transferred from VA-144 to VA-153 “Blue Tail Flies” on board the USS Coral Sea. On June 25, 1965 while on a reconnaissance flight 10 miles north of Thanh Hoa, and flown by CVW-15 CAG, ex-VA-153 CO, Cdr. Peter Mongilardi, A-4C 149574 NL/306 was hit by 37mm flak and crashed, killing the pilot. Cdr. Mongilardi became the first CAG to be shot down in the Vietnam War.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