A-4E Skyhawk, John McCain, VA-163, USS Oriskany, Vietnam War (1:72)
Item # HA1429
Length: 6.67"

Wingspan 4.5"

Prepainted Diecast Metal Model

Collectors item: Not suitable for children under 14

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    Description

    Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
    HA1429
    A-4E Skyhawk 149959, VA-163 "John McCain III"
    MK.82, Bullpup Missiles and a large base plate
    Developed to replace the A-1 Skyraider the A-4 Skyhawk was extremely lightweight
    maneuverable inexpensive and didn"t need folding wings. One of the upgrades saw 499 A-4E's
    built, some received a lighter weight 8,500 lb thrust engine and some late production planes had
    the 9,300 lb thrust engines as well as an upper fuselage "hump back" avionics pod added. All had
    one hard point added under each wing, re-designed center fuselage, air intakes, and airframe
    strengthening with bomb and navigation upgrades. Dubbed; "The Little Plane That Could".


    In July 1967 John Sidney McCain III survived a deck explosion and fire on the USS Forrestal that
    killed 134. He then joined the USS Oriskany VA-163 Saints and in October 1967 his A-4E
    Skyhawk was shot down over Vietnam. Released after 5 1/2 years in prison John retired from the
    military in 1981 and was elected as a Congressman in 1982 and Senator in 1986. John McCain
    was considered a national hero and great statesman and when he died in 2018 John McCain he
    was given a state funeral usually reserved for U.S. Presidents and U.S. Supreme Court Justices.
    True 1/72 scale
    Professionally painted
    Great attention to detail
    All markings are Tampoed (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
    Mk.82 and Bullpup Missiles provided
    Canopy can be displayed open or closed
    Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic
    Highly collectable