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A-4C Skyhawk Model, U.S. Navy, VA-153 - Hobby Master HA1428

A-4C Skyhawk Model, U.S. Navy, VA-153 - Hobby Master HA1428 - click to enlarge
A-4C Skyhawk Model, U.S. Navy, VA-153 - Hobby Master HA1428 - click to enlarge

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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Douglas A-4C Skyhawk – #149574, Cdr. Peter Mongilardi, VA-153 “Blue Tail Flies”, USS Coral Sea, U.S. Navy, June 25, 1965, Vietnam War

1:72 Scale.  Length: 6.75".  Wingspan: 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.

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 made with die-cast metal and some plastic components.

This model of an A-4 Skyhawk features:

  • Opening canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with a removable pilot figure
  • Realistic panel lines and antenna
  • Historically accurate printed graphics
  • Removable weapons and external fuel 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 years

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