Douglas A-4C Skyhawk VA-76 "MIG-17 Killer" HA1427

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Douglas A-4C Skyhawk VA-76 "MIG-17 Killer" HA1427

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Pre-Order due May
Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA1427
Douglas A-4C Skyhawk "MIG-17 Killer" Diecast Model
BuNo 148609, VA-76, USS Bon Homme Richard, 1st May, 1967

Douglas A-4C Skyhawk 148609 c/n 12802 was delivered to VA-64 in 1961. After spending time with VA-64 and VA72 148609 was assigned to VA-76 “Spirits” in 1964 as NP-685. VA-76 was deployed to Vietnam on board the USS Bon Homme Richard when on May 1, 1967 LCDR Ted "T.R." Swartz flying 148609 shot down a MiG-17 over North Vietnam with an unguided Zuni missile making this the only time a Skyhawk scored an air-to-air victory during the Vietnam War. 148609 was lost in June 1972 after a mid-air collision.

Designed to replace the Douglas AD-1 Skyraider the Skyhawk first flew in 1954. Its small size was a radical departure from the normal “Big” thinking of the time. The USN first took delivery in late 1956 with the USMC receiving theirs 3 months later. Over the years many nicknames were used, “Tinker Toy”, “Heinemann’s Hotrod” (the designer was Ed Heinemann), with the E and F models labeled the “Camel” because of the electronics hump along the dorsal. Probably the most well known nickname used for the 2,960 A-4’s that were produced is “Scooter”.
1:72 Scale Length 6.75" Width 4.75"
Product Code: HA1427
ETA: Pre-Order due May
Aircraft Type: A-4
Aircraft Name: A-4 Skyhawk
Airline: US NAVY
Registration: 148609
Scale: 1:72 Scale
Length: 6.75"
Width: 4.75"
Country: USA

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