Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series HA4913 Lockheed S-3B Viking "Operation Eduring Freedom" 160155, VS-33 "Screwbirds", USS Stennis, 2009. 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 1990s 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).
S-3A 160155 c/n 394A-1137 joined the USN on September 25, 1976 with VS-30 “Diamond Cutters” until 1983. In 1990 the aircraft was upgraded to an S-3B and in 2000 was assigned to VS-33. The “Screwbirds” transitioned to the S-3B in 1991 and 1993 they became a “Sea Control Squadron” reflecting the multi-role mission of this new aircraft. The actual full name of VS-33 is “World Famous and Internationally Traveled Screwbirds”. From November 12 2001 until May 28, 2002 VS-33 was onboard USS Stennis flying in support of “Operation Enduring Freedom”.
MARCH 2024 RELEASE
|Size:||11.5" Wingspan & 9" Long|
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