1/72 Scale Douglas A4G Skyhawk 883/N13 154904 VF805 HMAS Melbourne 1980 Aircraft Model
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The A-4 Skyhawk is one of the most successful attack aircraft ever built. This smallest jet aircraft ever deployed on a carrier was the product of Douglas’s Chief Engineer Ed Heinnemann in 1952. This was the time when a more lightweight aircraft was in demand to fit into those post-war vintage carriers.
The Skyhawk was extensively used during the Cold War period and the Vietnam War by the Navy and the Marines. Because of its small size and powerful performance, the A-4 was also known as the “Heinnemann’s Hot Rod”. A total of 2, 960 of Skyhawk were built and many of them were exported to other countries.
In October 1965 the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) decided to purchase 10 A-4 Skyhawks 8 single-seat and 2 dual-seats. A-4G Skyhawk 883/N13-154904 was delivered to the RAN in November 1967. In January 1968 the aircraft was assigned to VF-805 and spent time onboard HMAS Melbourne. In 1982 HMAS Melbourne was decommissioned so aircraft from VF-805 was assigned to VF-724. In July 1984 883 was sold to the RNZAF as NZ6212 and upgraded to an A-4K variant. The aircraft was stored in 2001 and in 2012 sold to Draken International as N142EM
– 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
– Canopy displays open or closed
– Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic
– Highly collectable
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