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and is no longer available.List price: $43.50You pay: $30.49(All prices in U.S. Dollars)Manufacturer: Italeri ModelsStock Number: ITL 2671Scale: 1/48View all products of type "A-4 Skyhawk"
This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.
The A-4 owes its origins to a desire expressed by the US Navy for a replacement of the A-1 Skyraider. The engineering design genius Ed Heinemann created a super lightweight and simple airplane which was pressed into service on American aircraft carriers in 1956. The E (of which 499 were made) and F (of which 147 were made) represent the first real upgrade in airplanes, with a more potent engine, two extra mooring towers for cargo (for a total of five) and improved avionics. They were used extensively, and with excellent results, during Americas war in Vietnam.
Includes markings for:
- A-4F US Navy, VA-55, USS Hancok (CVA 19) Vietnam 1972
- A-4F US Navy, VC-5, "Checktails" NAS Cubi Point, Philippines 1972
- A-4E US Navy, VC-2 "Blue Falcons" NAS Oceana, VA. 1970
- A-4G Royal Australian Navy, No 805 Squadron, 1973