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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA4706
North American RA-5C Vigilante Diecast Model
USN RVAH-13 Bats, #604, USS Kitty Hawk, 1966, Experimental SEA Camo Scheme

Limited Edition
Rare and Collectible

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
North American RA-5C Vigilante   12.75"   8.75"

During the Vietnam war, the US Navy and US Air Force both experimented with jungle camouflage schemes designed to obscure aircraft from high-flying MiGs. While deployed aboard the USS Kitty Hawk from October 1965 to June 1966, half of the aircraft of CVW-11 were painted with dark green colours to blend in with the Vietnamese jungle. The results proved inconclusive for the US Navy and the schemes were eventually dropped. The Air Force, however, concluded that the camouflage was effective and continued to use it throughout the conflict.

North American RA-5C Vigilante

Designed to meet a US Naval requirement for a high-performance, all-weather attack aircraft, the A-5 was first flown on August 31st, 1958. The large, swept-wing design incorporated a bomb-bay between the two powerful J79 engines. This enabled the Vigilante to deliver a free-fall nuclear bomb while flying at supersonic speeds. Later versions of the A-5 were developed for a reconnaissance role and the bomb-bay housed additional fuel-tanks.

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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" 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.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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