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Century Wings 1:72 Wings of Heroes 001627
Grumman A-6E Intruder Diecast Model
USN VA-196 Main Battery, NK500, USS Carl Vinson, Last A-6 Cruise 1996

Limited Edition
1000
Pieces Worldwide

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Grumman A-6E Intruder   9.25"   8.75"

US Navy Fighter Squadron 153 (VA-153) Thundercats was established on July 15th, 1948 flying the F8F-1 Bearcat. The squadron was redesignated VF-194 on February 15th, 1950, flying the F4U-4 Corsair and later the AD-1 Skyriader. It was redesignated once more on May 4th, 1955 to Attack Squadron 196 (VA-196) when it adopted the nickname "Main Battery". After deploying with the Skyraider several times to South Korea in the 1950s, the squadron eventually moved to the A-6 Intruder just in time for deployment to Vietnam. VA-196 flew several variants of the Intruder over the years before finally being disestablished in 1997.

Grumman A-6E Intruder

Designed to meet a US Navy requirement for an all-weather carrier-based attack/strike aircraft, the A-6 Intruder was first flown on April 19th, 1960. The A-6 was equipped with a CRT that allowed for low-level flight in all weather conditions, a characteristic that helped it remain the US Navy and US Marine Corps' principle night and all-weather attack aircraft through the 1990s. With its large, blunt nose and lean tail, the A-6 was given a variety of unflattering nicknames, including "Double Ugly" and the "Drumstick." The A-6 served in Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, Somalia and Bosnia and was ultimately replaced by the F-14 Tomcat.

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Century Wings' 1:72 scale A-6 Intruder series includes the KA-6D tanker variant and the more prolific A-6E ground attack/bomber. The A-6E variants have a hefty load of "general purpose" iron bombs and later more sophisticated ground attack weapons. The tanker is fitted with external fuel tanks under the wings and a retracted fuel transfer probe mounted aft. The large sliding canopy opens to provide a clear view of a fully rendered cockpit interior. The finer points such as turbo fan details inside the engines' intakes and pad-printing on the bottom of the model are just some of the additional highlights of this quality model.

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Century Wings 1:72 Wings of Heroes

The Century Wings "1:72 Wings of Heroes" range presents highly-detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Century Wings 1:72 diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
  • Selected moveable control surfaces.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Detailed removable pilot and crew figures.
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.
  • Many limited editions with numbered certificate of authenticity.

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