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Code: HG-60135    Add to wishlist
Price: $49.95
Status: JAN 2018 RE-STOCK

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Hogan Wings M-Series 60135
Lockheed S-3B Viking Diecast Model
NASA, N601NA, Glenn Research Center, OH

1:200 Scale   Length   Width
Lockheed S-3B Viking   3.25"   4.25"


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The S-3 was retired from front-line fleet service aboard aircraft carriers by the US Navy in January 2009. S-3B #160607 was transformed into a state-of-the-art research aircraft for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The Navy's Fleet Readiness Center - Southeast and a Boeing facility in Florida enhanced the plane by adding commercial satellite communications, global positioning navigation and weather radar systems. They also installed research equipment racks in what was once the plane's bomb bay. The aircraft was then delivered to NASA's Glenn Research Center where it is used to conduct science and aeronautics missions, such as environmental monitoring, satellite communications testing and aviation safety research.

Lockheed S-3B Viking

Designed to meet the US Navy's VSX requirement for an Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) aircraft to replace the S-2 Tracker, the S-3 was first flown on January 21st, 1972. Designed for long-endurance missions, the aircraft features a wide low-swept wing and under-wing mounted, high-bypass turbofan engines that produce a distinctively low-pitch sound, earning the plane the nickname "Hoover" (after the vacuum cleaner). After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the ASW role became less significant and the S-3 was increasingly used for surface warfare, surveilance and aerial refuelling missions before being retired from service in 2009.

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Hogan Wings M-Series

The Hogan Wings "M-Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft in 1:200 scale. Prized by collectors worldwide these little gems can build an impressive diecast collection. Don't be fooled by their small size, the level of detail on these models outclasses several larger-scale diecast aircraft ranges and has to be seen to be believed. Build a highly-detailed, accurate and wide-ranging military aircraft collection on a single display shelf and for an attractive price with Hogan Wings' "M-Series".

Hogan Wings "M-Series" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with a minimum of plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Permanently extended sturdy metal landing gear with non-rotating wheels.
  • Authentic fixed ordnance loads.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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