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WTW-72-024-004 Vought A-7A Corsair II USN VA-93 Blue Blazers, NF300, CAG, USS Midway, US Bicentennia

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1:72 Scale     Length     Width
Vought A-7A Corsair II     7.75"     6.5"

 LIMITED EDITION

To commemorate the United States' Bicentennial Anniversary in 1976, the Blue Blazers selected their CAG Bird to be repainted in this striking red, white and blue paint-scheme.

US Navy Fighter Squadron 93 (VF-93) Blue Blazers was commissioned in March, 1952 but was redesignated Attack Squadron 93 (VA-93) in September, 1956. The squadron transitioned from the F9F Cougar through the A-4 Skyhawk before becoming upgrading to the A-7 Corsair II in 1968. In 1976, the squadron dropped the "Blue Blazers" handle and adopted the name "Ravens". It deployed many times with the A-7 on the USS Midway before being disestablished on August 31st,1986.

Vought A-7A Corsair II

Designed as a longer-range, higher-payload replacement for the A-4 Skyhawk, the A-7 Corsair II was first flown on September 27th, 1965. This aircraft entered service during the Vietnam war and later became one of only a few US Navy aircraft to serve with the US Air Force. It possessed cutting edge technologies; it was one of the first aircraft to use a turbofan engine, an internal navigation system and a "head-up" display. Late in its career, A-7s were used for pilot training and were parked outside of hangars in order to draw the attention of Soviet spy satellites away from the fledgling F-117.

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