E-2C Hawkeye Die VAW-125 "Tiger Tails", NAS Norfolks, Sept 2009 (1:72)
Item # HA4813
E-2C Hawkeye Die VAW-125 "Tiger Tails", NAS Norfolks, Sept 2009 (1:72) by Hobby Master Diecast Airplanes
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Length: 9.67"

Wingspan: 13.5"

Prepainted Diecast Metal Model

Collectors item: Not suitable for children under 14

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    Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series HA4813 Northrop Grumman E-2C Hawkeye 163536, VAW-125 "Tiger Tails" NAS Norfolk, Sept 2009 The Northrop E-2 Hawkeye is an all-weather airborne early warning aircraft (AEW). The E-2 was a twin-turboprop developed in the late 1950�s and early 1960�s for the USN. The E-2 is a carrier- capable aircraft and has received major upgrades in their electronics for the E-2B and E-2C with the E-2C also receiving improved turbo-prop engines. The E-2 has been in production since the 1960�s making it the longest production run of any carrier based aircraft. The E-2C variant became operational in 1973. On October 1, 1968 VAW-125 was commissioned as the �Torch Bearers� but eventually was changed to �Tiger Tails�. Based at NAS Norfolk they became the first east coast squadron to fly the E-2B Hawkeyes and was assigned to Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW-3) aboard USS Saratoga. In 1975 VAW-125 upgraded their Hawkeyes to the E-2C version. In 2003 the Tiger Tails once again upgraded this time to the E-2C 2000 and in 2014 they received the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye. In 2009 E-2C 163536 c/n A52-124 was the VAW-125 CAG aircraft. Specifications for the Northrop E-2C Hawkeye Number of E-2C delivered � USN/180, USN Reserve for drug interdiction/6, others countries/30 Crew � 5 / 1 Pilot, 1 Co-Pilot, 1 Radar Officer (RO), 1 Combat Information Center Officer (CICO), 1 Aircraft Control Officer (ACO) Radar dish can be revolved 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. Optional armament provided. Pilot figure included. Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic. Highly collectable.