Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Douglas AD-3 (A-1) Skyraider – #122743, VMA-121 “Wolf Raiders”, U.S. Marine Corps, Korean War
1:72 Scale. Length: 6.5". Wingspan: 8.25"
Limited production of approximately 700 models worldwide
VMF-121 “Green Knights” was activated in 1941 and renamed as VMA-121 in 1951. On October 19, 1951 VMA-121 deployed to Pyongtaek, South Korea where they became the “Wolf Raiders” completing their first mission on the October 27th. Their mission was to destroy airfields, supply depots, bridges and railroads and by doing this the squadron dropped more tonnage than any other USN or USMC unit and earned them the nickname Heavy Haulers. One of the 125 AD-3s built was #122743 that made it through the Korean War but was written off in December 1955.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 AD-3 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