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Century Wings 1:72 Wings of Heroes 782938
Vought A-7E Corsair II Diecast Model
USN VA-93 Ravens, NF300, CAG, USS Midway, 1980

Limited Edition
Pieces Worldwide

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

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-7E 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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Century Wings' 1:72 scale A-7 series includes the Navy A-7E and the Air Force A-7D. The most notable features of this model are its large and cavernous chin scoop and engine exhaust detail at the rear. The canopy is hinged and locks against the tinted bulletproof windscreen, and a pair of a non-breakable rubberized pitot tubes are installed just below. The cockpit interior is packed with more instrumentation and switch detail than just about any other model in 1:72 scale. A complete set of ordnance mounts to the keyed wing pylons and snaps in place for easy reconfiguration. The solid metal horizontal stabilizers are movable and rotate in unison.

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Century Wings 1:72 Wings of Heroes

The Century Wings "1:72 Wings of Heroes" range presents highly-detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Century Wings 1:72 diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
  • Selected moveable control surfaces.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Detailed removable pilot and crew figures.
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.
  • Many limited editions with numbered certificate of authenticity.

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