Coupon Special Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series HA4901 Lockheed S-3B Viking USS Independence 160131 VS-21"Fighting Redtails", US NAVY, 1990s. 1/72 Scale Diecast Model, Size: 11.5" Wingspan & 9" Long, Optional Up & Down Landing Gear, Armaments & Display Stand Are Included.
The Lockheed S-3 Viking is a 4-crew, twin-engine turbofan-powered jet aircraft that was used by the U.S. Navy (USN) primarily for anti-submarine warfare. In 1974 the Lockheed S-3 Viking entered service with the USN as a twin-engine jet aircraft used for enemy submarine warfare. By the late 1990’s the role shifted to surface warfare providing the carrier battle group with long range surveillance capabilities and aerial refueling. The S-3 was in production from 1974 until 1978 with 186 (187) aircraft completed. Most airframes saw upgrades low pitch sound of the engines earned the S-3 the nickname “Hoover” after the vacuum cleaner. Primary Role: Carrier-Based Anti-Submarine Aircraft Carrier Anboard Delivery (US-3A variant).
Lockheed aircraft 160131 was manufactured as an S-3A and later converted to an S-3B. It was assigned to VS-21”Fighting Redtails”. On July 4, 1950 it was the first carrier based squadron to leave the USA for the Korean War. In 1974 VS-21 was the first to receive the Lockheed S-3A Viking and in April 1991 the first Pacific Fleet squadron to get the S-3B. August 1991 saw VS-21 join CVW-5 at NAF Atsugi, Japan and deployed on USS Independence until 1995. 160131 was sent TO AMARC on May 26, 2004.
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|Size:||11.5" Wingspan & 9" Long|
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