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AD-4W Skyraider
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Manufacturer: Italeri Models
Stock Number: ITL 2757
Scale: 1/48
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This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.


The Douglas Skyraider was manufactured immediately after War World II. Despite its traditional piston motor, in an age when jets were spreading, the Skyraider had an extraordinary long career. It made its first flight in 1945 and it was retired from service only in 1975. It has participated to several conflicts, demonstrating its value in Korea and in Vietnam. Characterized by low speed maneuverability, it was able to transport impressive war cargos of over 3,500Kg. Perfect for ground attack missions, it was provided with robust armor to minimize fire damages from the enemy. The AD-4W three-seat (one pilot and two observers) airborne "early warning" version has been developed from its robust and reliable design. It has built in more than 150 units and it has been characterized by the big "radome", the adoption of radar picket system to look and acquire potential targets, and the adoption of advanced communication system.

Markings for:
  • AEW.1 Skyraider, Royal Navy, 849 NAS, HMS Albion, Suez Crisis 1956
  • AEW.1 Skyraider, Royal Navu, 849 NAS, HMS Ark Royal, 1958
  • AD-4W Skyraider, USN, VC-12, USS Coral Sea (CVA-43), 1950
  • AD-4W Skyraider, USMC, VMC-1, Phoang AB, Korea, 1952-53

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