3A Viking (US Navy, 160138, VS-24 “Scouts”, 1978) (Hobbymaster HA4906)


3A Viking (US Navy, 160138, VS-24 “Scouts”, 1978) (Hobbymaster HA4906)

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3A Viking (US Navy, 160138, VS-24 “Scouts”, 1978) (Hobbymaster HA4906)

Category Aircraft Models, Subcategory 1:72 Hobby Master, Scale 1 : 72, ISBN/Box HA4906, Publisher Hobbymaster

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.
Canopy can be displayed open or closed.
Pilot figure included.
Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic.
Highly collectable.

In 1974 the Lockheed S-3 Viking entered service with the USN as a twin-engine jet aircraft used 
for enemy submarine warfare. By the late 1990s the role shifted to surface warfare providing the 
carrier battle group with long range surveillance capabilities and aerial refueling. The S-3 was in 
production from 1974 until 1978 with 186 (187) aircraft completed. Most airframes saw upgrades 
low pitch sound of the engines earned the S-3 the nickname Hoover after the vacuum cleaner.

VS-24 can trace their beginning back to January 1, 1943 as VB-17. Over time they were VA-5B, 
VA-64, VC-24 and finally VS-24 Scouts on May 25, 1960. In mid-1976 VS-24 transitioned from 
the S-2 Tracker to the modern S-3A Viking. Since receiving the S-3A VS-24 has operated off the 
USS Nimitz, Carl Vinson, John F. Kennedy, Enterprise and Theodore Roosevelt. S-3As were 
converted to S-3Bs from 1987 1994 and S-3A 160138 MSN 394A-3120 was one. S-3B 160138 
went to AMARC in 2005 and VS-24 was decommissioned in 2007.

Specifications for the Lockheed S-3 Viking
Crew 4 / 1 x Pilot, 1 x Co-Pilot, 1 x TACCO, 1 x Sensor Operator (TFO)

Length 53 ft 4 in   (16.26 m)
Unfolded 68 ft 8 in   (20.93 m)
Folded 29 ft 6 in   (9.00 m)
Height 22 ft 9 in   (6.93 m)

Empty 26,581 lb   (12,057 kg)
Loaded 38,193 lb   (17,324 kg)
Maximum Take-off 52,539 lb   (23,831 kg)

Engines 2 x General Electric TF34-GE-2 turbofans producing 9,275 lb   (41.26 kN) of thrust per 
Fuel Capacity (JP-5)
Internal 1,933 US gal   (7,320 L)
External 2 x 300 US gal   (1,136 L) tanks
@ Sea Level – 493 mph   (795 km/h)
@ 20,000 ft   (6,100 m) – 514 mph   (828 km/h)
Cruise 405 mph   (650 km/h)
Range 3,182 miles   (5,121 km)
Ferry 3,875 miles   (6,237 km)
Service Ceiling 40,900 ft   (12,465 m)
Rate of Climb 5,120 ft/min   (26 m/sec)

4 x internal and 2 external Hardpoints capable of carrying an assortment of ordnance weighing a 
maximum of 4,900 lb   (2,220 kg)
Assortment of Ordnance
10 x 500 lb   (227 kg) Mark 82 bombs
2 x 1,000 lb   454 kg) Mark 83 bombs
2 x 2,000 lb   (908 kg) Mark 84 bombs
6 x CBU-100 cluster bombs
2 x Mark 50 torpedoes
4 x Mark 46 torpedoes
6 x mines or depth charges
2 x B57 nuclear bombs
2 x AGM-65E/F Maverick missiles
2 x AGM-84 Harpoon missiles
1 x AGM-84H/K SLAM-ER missile
The 2 under-wing hardpoints can hold unguided missile pods or the 300 US gal fuel tanks.

AN/APS-116 sea search radar, maximum range 173 miles   (278 km)
S-3B upgraded to AN/APS-137 Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar (ISAR)
OR-89 FLIR camera with 3 X zoom
AN/ARS-2 sonobuoy receiver with 13 blade antennae on the airframe for precise buoy location
Up to 60 sonobuoys (59 tactical, 1 Search and Rescue (SAR)
AN/ASQ-81 magnetic anomaly detector (MAD)
AN/ASN-92 INS with Doppler radar navigation and TACAN

Additional information

Weight4 kg