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A-4C Skyhawk Model, U.S. Navy, VA-144 - Hobby Master HA1423

A-4C Skyhawk Model, U.S. Navy, VA-144 - Hobby Master HA1423 - click to enlarge
A-4C Skyhawk Model, U.S. Navy, VA-144 - Hobby Master HA1423 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA1423
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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.

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:

  • 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
  • Display stand
  • Box with opening cover panel and A-4 Skyhawk artwork

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14

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