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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Douglas A-1H Skyraider – "The Good Buddha" #34609, 1st SOS, 56th SOW,
USAF, Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai AFB, Thailand, 1968, Vietnam War
1:72 Scale. Length: 6.5". Wingspan: 8.25"
Limited production of approximately 500 models worldwide
Originally called the 1st Air Commando Squadron they served two tours during the Vietnam War July 8, 1963 until November 7, 1972 with the second tour taking place from December 15, 1972 until January 28, 1973. In August 1968 they were re-designated the 1st SOS. During their tours the 1st SOS flew four types of aircraft with the Douglas A-1H Skyraider being the final. Based at Nakhon Phanom RTAFB their primary mission was interdiction flights over the Ho Chi Minh Trail and supporting pilot rescues as well as training South Vietnam pilots counter-insurgency.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with removable pilot figure
Realistic panel lines and antennas
Historically accurate pad printed markings (no decals)
Detachable weapons and external fuel tanks
Box with 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.
Hobby Master is a manufacturer of high quality, pre-built, diecast models. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft or vehicle. They are made with precision-tooled die-cast metal and some plastic components.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14