Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Die-cast Model
Douglas A-4F Skyhawk – #155208, VMA-142 "Flying Gators", USMC, 1984
1:72 Scale. Length: 6.75". Width: 4.5"
Limited production of approximately 700 models
VMA-142 “Flying Gators” was established in 1942 as VMSB-142, deactivated in 1945 only to be reactivated in July 1946 as VMF-142. In 1990 they became VMFA-142. In the early 1970’s the squadron was equipped with the A-4L before transitioning to the A-4F. The A-4F was ordered in 1965 and differed from the previous A-4E with the addition of a steerable nose wheel, wing lift spoilers and upgraded ejection seats. The A-4F also had the hump-back dorsal and bent re-fuel probe. In the 1980s the unit began transitioning to the AV-8B Harrier.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with a removable pilot figure
Realistic panel lines and antenna
Historically accurate printed graphics
Detachable weapons and/or external fuel tanks
Optional extended landing gear
Box with opening cover panel and A-4 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.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years