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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA4703
North American RA-5C Vigilante Diecast Model
USN RVAH-6 Fleurs, AJ601, USS Nimitz, 1978

Rare and Collectible

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
North American RA-5C Vigilante   12.75"   8.75"

North American RA-5C Vigilante 156610 was manufactured as C/N 316-3 and delivered to the USN in June 1969. First assigned to RVAH-3 and then in late 1969 until early 1972 with RVAH-11. The rest of 1972 was spent with RVAH-1 and later with RVAH-5, RVAH-3 and from 1976 and into 1978 with RVAH-6 "Fleurs". In 1978 RVAH-6 RA5C 156610 was assigned to Cdr. Gordy Wileen and Cdr. Al Frank on the USS Nimitz. On October 31 1978 with RVAH-12 156610 was written off at NAS Rota Spain.

North American RA-5C Vigilante

Designed to meet a US Naval requirement for a high-performance, all-weather attack aircraft, the A-5 was first flown on August 31st, 1958. The large, swept-wing design incorporated a bomb-bay between the two powerful J79 engines. This enabled the Vigilante to deliver a free-fall nuclear bomb while flying at supersonic speeds. Later versions of the A-5 were developed for a reconnaissance role and the bomb-bay housed additional fuel-tanks.

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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" 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.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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