Diecast A4F Skyhawk (US Marines, BuNo 151147/CF 20 VMA-211, Chi Lai, 1968) (Hobbymaster Diecast HA1426)


A4F Skyhawk (US Marines, BuNo 151147/CF 20 VMA-211, Chi Lai, 1968) (Hobbymaster HA1426)

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A4F Skyhawk (US Marines, BuNo 151147/CF 20 VMA-211, Chi Lai, 1968) (Hobbymaster HA1426)  Diecast Model.

No assembly Required . 

Category Aircraft Models, Subcategory 1:72 Hobby Master, Scale 1 : 72, ISBN/Box HA1426, 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
Canopy displays open or closed
Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic
Highly collectable

Designed by the McDonnell-Douglas chief engineer Ed Heinemann the A-4 Skyhawk met all the 
requirements of the US Navy and exceeded many. It was half the maximum weight, could carry 
four times the weapon load and small enough that it didnt need folding wings for carrier duty. 
This small aircraft would earn many nicknames Heinemanns Hot Rod “Scooter”, “Bantam 
Bomber”, “Tinker Toy Bomber”. The A-4M assigned to front-line squadrons would be replaced in 
the mid 1980s by the AV-8 Harrier II.
The Skyhawk proved to be one of the most popular US naval aircraft exports of the postwar era. 
Because of its small size, it could be operated from the older, smaller WWII-era aircraft carriers.

In September 1964 A-4E Bu.No. 151147 was delivered to the USN VA-43. It soon was transferred 
to VA-66 Waldos where it received the distinctive dorsal hump. In 1968 151147 transferred to 
VMA-211 Wake Island Avengers and stationed in Chu Lai where Marines had arrived in 1965. 
Home base for VMA-211 normally was Japan but between October 1965 and January 1973 they 
completed four tours in SEA. In 1968 in Chu Lai the aircraft was named Apocalypse III and flown 
by 1st Lt. Robert Rivers who later won a Silver Star.

A-4E Skyhawk Specifications

1 x Pratt & Whitney J52-P-6A turbojet, 8500 lb. Thrust

Max speed 673 mph at sea level with a clean aircraft
636 mph at sea level with a Mk. 28 nuclear weapon
Cruising speed 498 mph
Stall speed 139 mph
Combat ceiling (clean aircraft) 40,500 feet
Runway to 20,000 ft 4 minutes

Flight distances:
230 miles with a Mk. 28 weapon
680 miles with 2 X 300-gallon drop tanks
Ferry range 2130 miles

Wingspan 27 ft 6 in
Length 41ft 4 in
Height 15 ft
Wing area 260 sq ft

9,624 lb. Empty
18,300 lbs. Gross
22,950 lbs. Maximum

2 x 20 mm cannon with 200 rounds/gun
Maximum weapons load 8,200 lbs. carried on 5 pylons – 2 pylons under each wing
and 1 center-line pylon 

Additional information

Weight2 kg