Hasegawa - 1/72 A-1H Skyraider 'USS Ticonderoga'
The first AD-1 Skyraider was delivered in 1946 and named according to the Douglas tradition of starting the names of Navy aircraft with "sky." When the Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force numbering systems merged in 1962, the "AD" series Skyraiders were redesignated as "A" series aircraft.
Before production ceased in 1957, 12 years after the airplane was introduced, Douglas built 3,180 Skyraiders in 28 variations. These included carrier- or land-based airplanes, day or night attack bombers, and versions for photographic reconnaissance, electronic countermeasures, airborne early warning, utility and search missions.
Different configurations carried a pilot in an enclosed cockpit, a pilot and another person (either a radar operator or a co-pilot), and a pilot and two other crew. The AD/A-5 could carry a crew of four, plus four passengers or 12 troops, four stretchers, or 2,000 pounds of cargo.
During the Korean conflict, the Skyraiders entered service over the Korean Peninsula in July 1950, and by 1955, there were 29 Navy Skyraider squadrons on carriers.
In 1964, it was modified for service in the Vietnam War, redesignated A-1E/A-1H, and used by the U.S. Navy and the U.S. and South Vietnamese air forces. Because of its ability to carry large bomb loads, absorb heavy ground fire and fly for long periods at low altitude, the Skyraider was particularly suited for close-support missions. The type was also used by the French and some were later sold to Chad.
- Scale 1:72
- The NM 300 is an accurate reproduction based on the latest material!
- Armament comes with rocket tube parts.
- Number of parts: 92
- Full kit
- Item is a plastic model kit and assembly is required
- 2 kits included
- US Navy USS Ticonderoga 52 Attack Squadron CAG machine "NM 300" (1967)
- US Navy USS Ticonderoga loaded 52 attack
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