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Herpa 1:72 Wings 580175
Vought A-7E Corsair II Diecast Model
USN VA-46 Clansmen, AC307, USS John F. Kennedy, Operation Desert Storm, 1991

Limited Edition

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


PLEASE NOTE: This item has a planned arrival date of February 2017 and is only available for PRE-ORDER at this time.
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The Clansmen were one of two squadrons flying the A-7 that took part in the strikes over Baghdad as part of Operation Desert Storm in 1991. After ending their operations, VA-46 was the last unit to retire the venerable Corsair II the same year 25 years ago. To commemorate this anniversary, the Pima Air and Space Museum refurbished this very aircraft which is now again on display on the museum grounds near Tucson, Arizona. Also included with the model is the external load typically used by the A-7 in the Gulf War.

Please note: An optional display stand is available separately if you wish to display this model "in-flight".

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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Herpa's 1:72 scale A-7 Corsair II model does great justice to this iconic aircraft. No detail has been overlooked, from the tinted bulletproof windscreen to the complete set of removable wing- and fuselage-mounted ordnance. This model has an opening hinged canopy with detailed pilot figure, two nose-mounted pitot tubes and arrestor hook detail. Details of the gear actuator and hydraulic lines are visible in the wheel wells. Its most unique feature is its steerable nose wheel, a finishing touch that is uncommon in any scale.

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Herpa 1:72 Wings

The Herpa "1:72 Wings" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft in 1:72 scale.

Herpa "1:72 Wings" 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.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear with rotating wheels.
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Selected moving parts such as canopies, control surfaces and swing-wings.
  • Detailed, hand-painted pilot and crew member figures.

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