Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series HA1432 Douglas A-4SU Super Skyhawk "Black Knights" Flight Lead, RSAF.
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”, “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”.
The RSAF “Black Knights” was created in 1973 and equipped with 4 Hawker Hunters which they flew until 1983 when they were disbanded. In 1981 another team was created, the “Flying Tigers” that were equipped with F-5E aircraft so they became the “Black Knights”. In 1990 the team began to fly 6 A-4SU Super Skyhawks and in 1999 the team switched to 4 A-4SUs and 2 F-16As until 2007 when they flew 6 F-16s.The “Black Knights” were disbanded between 2009 and 2013 when they were re-established with 6 new F-16Cs.
JUNE 2022 RELEASE
|Size:||4.75" Wingspan, 6.75" Long|
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