1:72 Scale Metal Diecast - Douglass A-4E Skyhawk – Length: 6.75" Wingspan: 4.5”
This model is a single seat and includes one pilot figure. It also includes a pair of missiles and external fuel tanks to be attached to the wings. There is also an additional external fuel tank to be attached to the fuselage. Moreover, the missiles can be replaced by a trio of conventional bombs. It does includes a detailed landing gear as well as the cover of the wheel wells to give the appearance of in-flight. There is a stand included.
The cockpit can open and close, but one needs to be VERY CAREFUL not to damage it or break it.
This is really a "no-play" model or a "display-only" model. It is mostly metal and very heavy. It also has a number of antennas which look great but are very fragile. If you have small kids that like to play with your models, save yourself some frustration (and money) and wait till later to get a model like this one. The box is labeled as not suitable for children under 14.
VMA-211, Chu Lai, 1968
The box measures 8 inches by 8 inches by 4 inches.
The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk is a single seat carrier-capable attack aircraft developed for theUnited States Navy and United States Marine Corps. The delta winged, single-engined Skyhawk was designed and produced by Douglas Aircraft Company, and later by McDonnell Douglas. It was originally designated A4D under the U.S. Navy's pre-1962 designation system.
The Skyhawk is a lightweight aircraft with a maximum takeoff weight of 24,500 pounds (11,100 kg) and has a top speed of more than 600 miles per hour (970 km/h). The aircraft's five hardpoints support a variety of missiles, bombs and other munitions and were capable of delivering nuclear weapons using a low altitude bombing system and a "loft" delivery technique. The A-4 was originally powered by the Wright J65 turbojet engine; from the A-4E onwards, the Pratt & Whitney J52 was used.
Skyhawks played key roles in the Vietnam War, the Yom Kippur War, and the Falklands War. Sixty years after the aircraft's first flight, some of the nearly 3,000 produced remain in service with several air arms around the world, including from the Brazilian Navy's aircraft carrier, São Paulo.