A4G Skyhawk RNZAF Royal New Zealand AF NZ6216 1:72
A-4G Skyhawk RNZAF Royal New Zealand Air Force NZ6216 July 1984 1:72 with stand
Announced September 16 2021, May 2022 scheduled release - delayed August, Limited Edition of 650 Pieces
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”.
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 In 1983 874 was withdrawn from service until July 1984 when it was sold to New Zealand.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.
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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