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S-3A Viking Model, U.S. Navy, VS-31 - Hobby Master HA4903

S-3A Viking Model, U.S. Navy, VS-31 - Hobby Master HA4903 - click to enlarge
S-3A Viking Model, U.S. Navy, VS-31 - Hobby Master HA4903 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA4903
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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Lockheed S-3A Viking – #159769, VS-31 "Topcats," USS Independence (CV-62), U.S. Navy, 1977

1:72 Scale.  Length: 9".  Wingspan: 11.5"

Scouting Squadron 31 was formed in World War II and decommissioned in 1945. In 1948 it was re-established as VC-31, but in 1949 became the Atlantic Fleet’s first VS Squadron when it was tasked to perform carrier-based anti-submarine warfare duties. With this new task came a new name, VS-31 (Anti-Submarine Squadron 31) “Topcats”. In 1973 VS-31 moved their S-2 Trackers to Florida and in 1974 became the first VS deployed on the USS Independence. In 1977 VS-31 would once again sail on USS Independence but now equipped with the S-3A Viking.

The Lockheed S-3 Viking is a four-seat, twin-engine turbofan-powered jet aircraft that was used by the U.S. Navy to identify and track enemy submarines.

Hobby Master is a manufacturer of high quality, pre-assembled, die-cast display models. Every model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft or vehicle. They are made with diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of an S-3 Viking features:

  • Opening canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with removable crew figures
  • Realistic panel lines and antennas
  • Historically accurate printed markings (no decals)
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Box with S-3 Viking artwork

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years

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