Hobby Master 1/72 Scale Douglas A-4F Skyhawk Model Aircraft NEW HA1425

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1/72 Scale
Douglas A-4F Skyhawk
BuNo 155009, VA-55, USS Hancock
Vietnam 1972
True 1/72 scale
Professionally painted
Great attention to detail
All markings are Tampoed (pad applied)
Option to display the model on a stand that is provided
Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions
Canopies can be displayed open or closed
Optional armament provided
Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic
Highly collectable
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.
In 1965 the order went out to produce the Douglas Skyhawk A-4F variant that was 
similar to the A-4E but with improvements. A-4F 155009 C/N 13825 was delivered to
VA-55 Warhorses in 1968. In April 1972 the Warhorses were involved Operation 
Freedom Train that was air sorties against targets in the southern portion of North 
Vietnam. In May 1972 the unit took part in Operation Linebacker that was a very heavy 
concentration of air strikes again North Vietnam with the hope of bringing North Vietnam 
to the negotiating table.
Specifications a normal Douglas Aircraft Corporation A-4F Skyhawk
Carrier based, single-seat attack bomber
Total number of €œF variant manufactured
Length: 40 ft 1 in  (12.22 m)
Height: 15 ft 2 in  (4.62 m)
Wingspan: 27 ft 6 in  (8.38 m)
Wing area: 260 sq. ft  (24.15 m 2 )
Empty Weight: 9,853 lbs.  (4,469.24 kg)
Gross Weight: 16,216 lbs.  (7,355.45 kg)
Maximum Weight: 24,500 lbs.  (11,113.013 kg)
Power plant
1 X Pratt & Whitney J52-P-408
Thrust-lb: 11,200 lbs.  (5080.2345 kg)
Range: 2,000 miles  (3,218.688 km)
Max. Speed: 646 mph  (1,039.6362 kph)
Ceiling: 40,000 ft  (1,2192 m)
5 X hard points capable of carrying a maximum 10,000-lbs.
2 X 20mm cannon in wings with 100 rounds per gun.