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A-1H Skyraider Model, USN, VA-176 - Hobby Master HA2917


A-1H Skyraider Model, USN, VA-176 - Hobby Master HA2917 - click to enlarge
A-1H Skyraider Model, USN, VA-176 - Hobby Master HA2917 - click to enlarge


Item No. HM-HA2917
$109.95
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Description

Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast 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"



Order in advance for an expected arrival in July 2022. The release date is subject to change by the manufacturer.

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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.

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 die-cast metal and some plastic components.

This model of an A-1 Skyraider features:

  • Opening canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with a removable pilot figure
  • Realistic panel lines and antennas
  • Historically accurate printed graphics
  • Rotatable propeller
  • Removable weapons and external fuel 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 years


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