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AD-4 Skyraider Model French Air Force - Hobby Master HA2916

AD-4 Skyraider Model French Air Force - Hobby Master HA2916 - click to enlarge
AD-4 Skyraider Model French Air Force - Hobby Master HA2916 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA2916
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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Douglas AD-4 Skyraider EC 2/20 "OUARSENIS", Armee de l'Air (French Air Force), Algeria, Early 1960s

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

Limited production of approximately 400 models worldwide

In 1959, using the U.S. Military Assistance Program, the French Air Force obtained ninety three used United States Navy Skyraiders made up of AD-4N, AD-4NA and a few AD-4. The purpose of the acquisition was to combat insurgents in Algeria, a French colony until 1962. In 1965 some of these Skyraiders were sent to Cambodia. AD-4 Skyraider F-TFQT code 20-QT was delivered on September 8 1961. In 1963 20-QT was sent to EAA601 (Air Force warehouse) Chateaudun AB and withdrawn from use.

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 AD-4 Skyraider features:

  • Opening canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with removable pilot figure
  • Realistic panel lines and antennas
  • Historically accurate printed graphics
  • Rotatable propeller
  • Detachable weapons and external fuel tanks (drop tanks)
  • Display stand
  • Box with opening cover panel and AD-4 artwork

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14

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