Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Douglas A-1H Skyraider – TS 53-137628, 22nd SOS, 56th SOW, USAF, Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, Vietnam War
1:72 Scale. Length: 6.5". Wingspan: 8.25"
Limited production of approximately 600 models worldwide
The USAF 22nd Special Operations Squadron (SOS) operated in Southeast Asia from October 25, 1968 until September 30, 1970. During the Vietnam War the 22nd SOS was assigned to the 56th Special Operations Wing (SOW) at Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand and equipped with the Douglas A-1H Skyraider. The 22nd SOS flew interdiction over the Ho Chi Minh Trail using the call sign Zorro. Skyraiders also supported the rescue of downed pilots. The sharks mouth was added to TS 53-137628 as a friendly poke at F-4 pilots. A-1H TS 53-137628 was lost in 1971.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with removable pilot figure
Realistic panel lines and antennas
Historically accurate printed graphics
Detachable weapons and external fuel tanks (drop tanks)
Box with opening cover panel and A-1 Skyraider artwork
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.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14