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A-1H Skyraider Model, U.S. Navy, VA-165 - Hobby Master HA2913

A-1H Skyraider Model, U.S. Navy, VA-165 - Hobby Master HA2913 - click to enlarge
A-1H Skyraider Model, U.S. Navy, VA-165 - Hobby Master HA2913 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA2913
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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Douglas A-1H Skyraider – “Puff the Magic Dragon”, VA-165 “Boomers”, USS Intrepid, U.S. Navy, summer 1966 (Vietnam War)

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

Limited production of approximately 500 models worldwide

A-1H Skyraider #142059 was delivered to VA-125 in 1956 and served with four other squadrons before going to the VA-165 ‘Boomers’ in 1963. Between April 1966 and November 1966, VA-165 carried out its third and final combat tour of Vietnam on board the USS Intrepid. A-1H Skyraider #142059 “Puff the Magic Dragon” was assigned to Lt Cdr. “Speed” Ritzman. In 1967 this aircraft was transferred to the USAF and later to the VNAF where it was shot down in May 1968.

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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