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A-4B Skyhawk Display Model Plane Contact Seller
For Sale By Views Date Posted
kukuding 4978 January 5, 2010
Open Price Condition
$59.50 Excellent
Bids Auction Ends
None December 31, 1969 6:00pm
677680 days 5 minutes, 4 seconds

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Description: Wingspan: 8.5"
Model length: 12.25"
Code: AM07018
A-4B Skyhawk


The Skyhawk was designed by Douglas' Ed Heinemann in response to a US Navy call for a jet-powered attack aircraft to replace the A-1 Skyraider. Heinemann opted for a design that would minimize size, weight and complexity. The result was an aircraft that weighed only half of the Navy's specification and had a wing so compact that it did not need to be folded for carrier stowage. The diminutive Skyhawk soon received the nicknames "Scooter," "Bantam Bomber," "Tinker Toy Bomber," and, on account of its nimble performance, "Heinemann's Hot-Rod."


Skyhawks were the Navy's primary light bomber over North Vietnam during the early years of the Vietnam War. Skyhawks carried out some of the first air strikes by the US during the conflict and a Marine Skyhawk is believed to have dropped the last US bombs on the country.


Weaponry:


* 2 20 mm (0.787 in) Colt Mk 12 cannon, 100 rounds/gun


* Missiles: 4 AIM-9 Sidewinder; combination of AGM-45 Shrike ARM (Anti-Radiation Missile), AGM-65 Maverick ASM (Air-to-Surface Missiles), AGM-62 Walleye Glide bomb, AGM-12 Bullpup ASM (Air-to-Surface Missiles), Rockeye Mk.20 Cluster Bomb Unit, Rockeye Mk.7/APAM-59 Cluster Bomb Unit, Mk.81 (250 lb) and Mk.82 (500 lb) free fall or retarded bombs, various tactical nuclear missiles and bombs, Mk.76 Practice Bombs


This hand-carved A-4B Skyhawk mahogany display model plane is done by highly experienced craftsmen, a work of art hand-painted with great concern for details and accuracy.


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