Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series HA1431 Douglas A-4G Skyhawk 216/NZ 6216, RNZAF, July 1984. 1/72 Scale Diecast Model, Size: 4.75" Wingspan, 6.75" Long, Optional Up & Down Landing Gear, Armaments & Display Stand Are Included.
The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk is a single-seat subsonic carrier-capable light attack aircraft developed for the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps in the early 1950s. Primary Role: Attack Aircraft, Fighter, Aggressor Aircraft.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÷, ˘HeinemannĂs 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-4Ăs that were produced is ˘Scooter÷.
Douglas Skyhawk A-4 Bu 155061 made its maiden flight on July 31, 1967. The aircraft was assigned to VA-155 in October 1968 and reassigned to VA-212 in 1969 where it spent time in Vietnam War. In 1971 the aircraft was sold to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and delivered to VF-805 as N13-155061 (RAN code 874). In 1983 874 was withdrawn from service until July 1984 when it was sold to New Zealand. The aircraft became NZ6216 and converted to a ˘K÷ variant and later donated to the Omaka Museum, New Zealand.
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