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A-1H Skyraider Model, U.S. Navy, VA-52 - Hobby Master HA2912

A-1H Skyraider Model, U.S. Navy, VA-52 - Hobby Master HA2912 - click to enlarge
A-1H Skyraider Model, U.S. Navy, VA-52 - Hobby Master HA2912 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA2912
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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Douglas A-1H Skyraider – VA-52 “Knight Riders”, USS Ticonderoga, U.S. Navy, summer 1967 (Vietnam War)

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

During VA-52 “Knight Riders” third and last deployment to Vietnam all its aircraft wore midnight blue weapon pylons. A-1H Skyraider 134569 was built in 1953 and originally served with VA-194 and then two other squadrons before being sent to VA-52. Eventually 134569 was transferred to the USAF and then to the VNAF. It was shot down in 1972.

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
  • Display stand
  • 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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