Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Northrop Grumman E-2C Hawkeye – 161343, VAW-122 "Steel Jaws", USS Forrestal (CV-59), U.S. Navy, 1991
1:72 Scale. Length: 9.5". Wingspan: 13.5"
Limited production of approximately 400 models worldwide
USN VAW-122 was established on April 1 1967 and named the Hummer Gators. The Squadron spent the next nine months on the USS America (CV-66) and became the first East Coast E-2 Hawkeye Squadron. They were later assigned the call-sign “Steeljaws”. The squadron traveled the world providing support for Middle East operations and drug interdiction elsewhere. On July 8, 1991 on board the USS Forrestal E-2C Hawkeye 161343 AE-601 was lost to an onboard fire immediately after a catapult shot. All five crew members safely bailed out.Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate printed markings
Rotatable radar dish
Optional extended landing gear
Stand for 'in-flight' display
Box with E-2C Hawkeye artwork
The Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye is a twin-turboprop airborne early warning (AEW) aircraft operated by the US Navy and the armed forces of several other countries. Developed in the late 1950s as a replacement for E-1 Tracer, the E-2 was first flown on October 21, 1960 and entered operational service in 1964. Variants of the E-2 have been in production since the 1960s, giving it the longest production run of any carrier-based aircraft. The E-2 is operated by a crew of five that includes a Pilot, Copilot, Radar Officer, Combat Information Center Officer and the Aircraft Control Officer.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14