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A-4E Skyhawk Model, USN, John McCain III - Hobby Master HA1429

A-4E Skyhawk Model, USN, John McCain III - Hobby Master HA1429 - click to enlarge
A-4E Skyhawk Model, USN, John McCain III - Hobby Master HA1429 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA1429
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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Douglas A-4E Skyhawk – 149959, John S. McCain III, VA-163, USS Oriskany, U.S. Navy, 1967, Vietnam War

1:72 Scale.  Length: 6.75".  Width: 4.5"

Limited production of approximately 750 models worldwide

In July 1967 John S. McCain III survived a deck explosion and fire onboard the USS Forrestal that killed 134. He then joined the USS Oriskany VA-163 “Saints” and in October 1967 his A-4E Skyhawk was shot down over Vietnam. Released after 5 1/2 years in prison, John retired from the military in 1981 and was elected as a Congressman in 1982 and as Senator in 1986. John McCain III was considered a national hero and a great statesman. When John died in 2018 he was given a state funeral usually reserved for U.S. Presidents and Supreme Court Justices.

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 external fuel tanks
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Box with A-4 Skyhawk artwork

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14

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