HA1435 Hobbymaster Douglas A-4F Skyhawk 155208, VMA-142 “Flying Gators”, 1984

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HA1435 Hobbymaster Douglas A-4F Skyhawk 155208, VMA-142 “Flying Gators”, 1984

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Worldwide limited edition only 700 pieces.
Hobbymaster 1/72nd scale
HA1435
Douglas A-4F Skyhawk
155208
VMA-142 "Flying Gators"
1984

RRP £94.00

Model Description

Hobbymaster 1/72nd scale HA1435 Douglas A-4F Skyhawk 155208, VMA-142 “Flying Gators”, 1984. Buy online at at Flying Tigers.

 

The A-4 Skyhawk was designed by Ed Heinemann from the Douglas Aircraft Corporation and first flew in 1954. Designed as a lightweight single engine attack aircraft it was consider by many to be the most famous ever built in this category. The A-4 was the pioneer of the “buddy” air-to-air refueling concept where aircraft of the same type could transfer fuel from one to the other without the use of a dedicated tanker. . A total of 2,960 A-4 aircraft were produced with the USMC retiring the last one in 1996.

VMA-142 “Flying Gators” was established in 1942 as VMSB-142, deactivated in 1945 only to be reactivated in July 1946 as VMF-142. In 1990 they became VMFA-142. In the early 1970’s the squadron was first equipped with the A-4L before transitioning to the A-4F. The A-4F was ordered in 1965 and differed from the previous A-4E with the addition of steerable nose wheels, wing lift spoilers and upgraded ejection seats. The A-4F also had the hump-back dorsal and bent re-fuel probe. In the 1980s the unit began transitioning to the AV-8B Harrier.

RRP £94.00

Weight 650 g
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Model Code: HA1435

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

Weight 650 g
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Model Type

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Historical Era

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