A4F Skyhawk VMA-142 Flying Gators MB-16 1:72 +preorder+
A-4F Skyhawk VMA-142 Flying GatorMB-16 1552081984 1:72 with stand
Announced June 17 2022, scheduled for March 2023 release, Limited Edition of 700 Pieces
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Designed to replace the antiquated, propeller-driven AD Skyraider, the A-4 Skyhawk was first flown on June 22, 1954. Douglas exceeded the original design requirements by delivering a carrier-capable aircraft that was only half the Navy's weight specification and so compact that it did not need folding wings. The A-4 was the first to use "buddy" air-to-air refueling (an A-4 could refuel other aircraft of the same type), which was helpful when operating in remote locations where dedicated tankers were impractical. The A-4 served the US Navy until 2003 and remained the preferred warplane for the Marine Corps until the 1980s, even after the introduction of the A-7 Corsair II.
VMA-142 “Flying Gators” was established in 1942 as VMSB-142, deactivated in 1945 only to be reactivated in July 1946 as VMF-142. In 1990 they became VMFA-142. In the early 1970’s the squadron was first equipped with the A-4L before transitioning to the A-4F. The A-4F was ordered in 1965 and differed from the previous A-4E with the addition of steerable nose wheels, wing lift spoilers and upgraded ejection seats. The A-4F also had the hump-back dorsal and bent re-fuel probe. In the 1980s the unit began transitioning to the AV-8B Harrier.
Hobby Master is a Hong Kong based manufacturer producing high quality collectible diecast models. Hobbymaster produces mostly military diecast aircraft models in 1:72, 1:48 and 1:32 scales. It's products are perhaps the most popular military diecast models in the world, and their high quality is award winning. Most models include dynamic moveable parts, historic markings, realistic weaponry and come with their own stand, and many come with additional external weapons, fuel tanks, and pilot figures.
- Pre-painted Diecast Metal Model
- True 1:72 scale
- Professionally painted
- Great attention to detail
- All markings are Tampo printed (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 can be displayed open or closed
- Heavy metal construction with a minimum of plastic
Collectors item: Not suitable for children under 14
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