HA1429 Hobbymaster Douglas A-4E Skyhawk 300/AH, VA-163, USS Oriskany, Vietnam War

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Hobbymaster 1/72nd scale
HA1429
Douglas A-4E Skyhawk 300/AH
VA-163
USS Oriskany
Vietnam War

RRP £73.00

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Hobbymaster 1/72nd scale HA1429 Douglas A-4E Skyhawk 300/AH, VA-163, USS Oriskany, Vietnam War. Buy online at at Flying Tigers.

Developed to replace the A-1 Skyraider the A-4 Skyhawk was extremely lightweight maneuverable inexpensive and didn’t need folding wings. One of the upgrades saw 499 A-4E’s built, some received a lighter weight 8,500 lb thrust engine and some late production planes had the 9,300 lb thrust engines as well as an upper fuselage “hump back” avionics pod added. All had one hard point added under each wing, re-designed center fuselage, air intakes, and airframe strengthening with bomb and navigation upgrades. Dubbed; “The Little Plane That Could”.

In July 1967 John Sidney McCain III survived a deck explosion and fire on the USS Forrestal that killed 134. He then joined the USS Oriskany VA-163 Saints and in October 1967 his A-4E Skyhawk was shot down over Vietnam. Released after 5 1/2 years in prison John retired from the military in 1981 and was elected as a Congressman in 1982 and Senator in 1986. John McCain was considered a national hero and great statesman and when he died in 2018 John McCain he was given a state funeral usually reserved for U.S. Presidents and U.S. Supreme Court Justices.

RRP £73.00

Weight 650 g
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Model Code: HA1429

Model categories:
1/72nd scale Military Jet Aircraft, Douglas A-4 Skyhawk, HobbyMaster Aviation, Military Aviation