Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye VAW-126 Seahawks 1/72 Scale Diecast Metal Model by Air Force 1
1:72 Scale Diecast Metal – Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye VAW-126 Seahawks USS Harry S. Truman – Length: 9" Wingspan: 13.5”
This Hawkeye model has an optional landing gear, the model can be displayed with the landing gear extended or retracted. A display stand is included, the stand is made entirely of metal, it is very sturdy and it is held together by a nut/screw assembly. The wheels can roll freely and are quite smooth (so be careful where you put this thing, or it could roll downhill). The fuselage and the wings are all metal and really quite heavy. The tail and radome are plastic.
The cockpit is locked closed and there are no pilot/crew figures inside.
The maker of the model, Air Force 1, really did a good job with the model, the panel lines and details are very crisp and one can see the little dots that represent the rivets holding down the panels.
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.
The box measures 14 inches by 12 inches by 4 inches.
The E-2 also received the nickname "Super Fudd" because it replaced the E-1 Tracer "Willy Fudd". In recent decades, the E-2 has been commonly referred to as the "Hummer" because of the distinctive sounds of its turboprop engines, quite unlike that of turbojet and turbofan jet engines. In addition to U.S. Navy service, smaller numbers of E-2s have been sold to the armed forces of Egypt, France, Israel,Japan, Mexico, Singapore and Taiwan.