AA37403 Douglas A-4F Skyhawk – US Navy, USS Hancock Nellis AFB, Nevada 1977
The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk was an American attack aircraft originally designed to operate from United States Navy aircraft carriers. The aircraft was designed and produced by Douglas Aircraft Corporation (later McDonnell Douglas), and was originally designated the A4D under the US Navy’s pre-1962 designation system.
This A-4F Skyhawk served with Navy attack squadron VA-212 aboard the carrier USS Hancock in the early 1970s, during the Vietnam War. Skyhawks operated in theatre until the withdrawal from Vietnam and accounted for 37 per cent of combat losses from enemy fire.
This model, in 1:72 scale, features detailed cockpit and pilot figure, armament configuration and authentic period livery.