H2K48032 Douglas A-4C Skyhawk 1/48

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    • H2K48032
    • Manufacturer: Hobby2000
    • Availability: Low stock
      Delivery time: 1-3 days
    • Type: Aeroplane kit
    • Medium: plastic
    • Scale: 1/48
    • Remarks: Hasegawa + cartograf
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    • Net Price: €25.64 €31.54

    Hasegawa model in Hobby2000 boxing with Cartograf decal and masks

    Hasegawa kit 1/48 scale with Cartograf decals and masks

    Markings and camouflage

    Both markings options are in standart US Navy camouflage oth the Vietnam War Era, FS36440 FS17875

    • VA-144 Road Runners BuNo 149532, 1966 - USS Kitty Hawk
    • VA-76 Spirits BuNo 148609 (Lt. Cdr. Ted R. Swartz), 1967 - USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31), one aerial kill on Mig-17 with Zuni unguided rockets salvo on May, 1st 1967.

    In the annals of military aviation, the early versions of the A-4 Skyhawk stand tall as iconic symbols of innovation and efficiency. Born from the drawing boards of Douglas Aircraft Company (later McDonnell Douglas) in the 1950s, the A-4 was conceived as a lightweight, single-engine attack aircraft tailored specifically for the demanding requirements of the United States Navy.

    Conceived during a period when aircraft carriers were becoming increasingly integral to naval operations, the A-4 was designed with compactness and agility in mind. Its diminutive dimensions, boasting a length of approximately 40 feet and a wingspan of around 27 feet, made it ideally suited for carrier-based operations, where deck space was at a premium.

    At the heart of the A-4's powerplant lay the formidable Pratt & Whitney J52-P-6A turbojet engine. This powerhouse delivered thrust ranging from 8,500 to 11,200 pounds, propelling the Skyhawk to speeds in excess of 600 knots (690 mph) and enabling it to reach altitudes of up to 42,250 feet. Such performance capabilities, coupled with its lightweight construction, bestowed upon the A-4 a remarkable level of maneuverability that endeared it to pilots.

    Armed to the teeth, the A-4 could carry an array of munitions, including bombs, rockets, and missiles, making it a versatile platform for ground attack and close air support missions. Its cockpit, though devoid of the advanced avionics of modern aircraft, provided pilots with the necessary instrumentation and controls to navigate the rigors of combat with confidence.

    The A-4 Skyhawk would go on to carve out a storied legacy in military history, serving with distinction in conflicts such as the Vietnam War. There, it earned a reputation for its reliability and effectiveness, proving to be a stalwart companion to those who flew it into the crucible of battle.

    With each sortie flown and each mission completed, the A-4 cemented its status as an indispensable asset to naval air power, leaving an indelible mark on the tapestry of aviation lore. Though subsequent iterations would refine and enhance its capabilities, the early versions of the A-4 Skyhawk remain immortalized as symbols of a bygone era, where simplicity, agility, and unwavering resolve defined the essence of aerial warfare.

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