Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Die-cast Model
Douglas A-1H Skyraider – #412, VA-176 “Thunderbolts”, USS Intrepid, U.S. Navy, October 1966
1:72 Scale. Length: 6.5". Wingspan: 8.25"
Limited production of approximately 800 models worldwide
In 1964 Douglas A-1H Skyraider BuNo 135326 was delivered to US Navy VA-52 as NF-304 and in early 1966 it was transferred to the VA-176 “Thunderbolts”. VA-176 would complete its one and only Vietnam combat tour from April 4, 1966 until November 21, 1966, assigned to the USS Intrepid. On October 19, 1966 Skyraider 135326 flown by Pete Russell was a section leader of 4 VA-176 A-1Hs and is credited with a possible shoot-down of one of 4 MiG-17s that had jumped them. One MiG 17 was confirmed downed, one probably downed, and a third was damaged.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with a removable pilot figure
Realistic panel lines and antennas
Historically accurate printed graphics
Removable 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.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years