Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Die-cast Model
North American Aviation RA-5C (A-5) Vigilante – 150834/604,RVAH-13 "Bats", USS Kitty Hawk, U.S. Navy, 1966, "Experimental SEA Camo Paint Scheme"
1:72 Scale. Length: 12.75". Wingspan: 8.8"
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Limited production of approximately 650 models worldwide
The A-5 Vigilante was a carrier-based supersonic bomber designed and built by North American Aviation for the U.S Navy as a replacement for the Douglas A-3 Skywarrior. However, its service as a nuclear strike aircraft was very short as its mission changed to tactical reconnaissance. The A3J-1 Vigilante (redesignated A-5A in September 1962) was first flown on August 31, 1958 and entered squadron service in June 1961. The RA-5C, the reconnaissance variant, saw extensive service during the Vietnam War starting in 1964. The RA-5C was generally regarded as the best tactical photo-reconnaissance aircraft in the Navy, when it was working properly.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with removable crew figures
Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended landing gear
Box with RA-5C Vigilante graphics
During the Vietnam War, 8 U.S Navy RVAH squadrons flying the RA-5C completed a total of 32 combat cruises. 18 RA-5Cs were lost in combat, most of them to anti-aircraft artillery (AAA) and another 5 were lost in accidents. This was the highest loss rate of any Navy aircraft involved in the war. After the end of the Vietnam War, RA-5Cs continued to operate from carriers for a few more years, serving on carriers during cruises in the Mediterranean and Western Pacific.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years