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A-1H Skyraider Model, USAF, 1st SOS, “Firebird” - Hobby Master HA2911

A-1H Skyraider Model, USAF, 1st SOS, “Firebird” - Hobby Master HA2911 - click to enlarge
A-1H Skyraider Model, USAF, 1st SOS, “Firebird” - Hobby Master HA2911 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA2911
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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Douglas A-1H Skyraider – “Firebird”, Captain Robert Burke, 1st SOS “Hobos”, USAF, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, April 1970 (Vietnam War)

1:72 Scale.  Length: 6.5".  Wingspan: 8.25"

Douglas A-1H Skyraider 139780 was built as an AD-6 and flew with the U.S. Navy before being transferred to the U.S. Air Force. In April of 1970 the aircraft wore a Southeast Asia camo paint scheme and was assigned to the 1st SOS "Hobos" that operated from Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base. Between April 3rd and 6th 1972, A-1H 139780 was piloted by Capt. Robert Burke and was involved in the search and rescue of Lt. Col. Iceal Hambleton “Bat 21”, who was shot down and possessed highly sensitive information and required rescuing at all costs.

The Douglas A-1 Skyraider originated as a carrier-based torpedo/dive bomber. Deliveries as the AD-1 to the U.S. Navy began in 1946 and in 1962 was renamed A-1. It was the first single-seat torpedo/dive bomber to serve with the Navy. The primary mission of the Skyraider was close air support for ground troops because of its heavy ordnance load and accuracy. The Skyraider had great success in Korea and Vietnam. There were 3,180 Skyraiders built in seven major models and 28 different versions.

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-1 Skyraider features:

  • Opening canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with removable pilot figure
  • Realistic panel lines and antennas
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Rotatable propeller
  • Detachable weapons and external fuel drop-tanks
  • Stand for 'in-flight' display
  • Box with A-1 Skyraider artwork

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14

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