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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: 4.75"
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.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
Box with 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.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft
Not suitable for children under the age of 14