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Code: HM-HA4809    Add to wishlist
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Status: DEC 2017 RE-STOCK

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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA4809
Grumman E-2C Hawkeye Diecast Model
USN VAW-115 Liberty Bells, NF600, USS George Washington, 2010

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Grumman E-2C Hawkeye   9.75"   13.5"


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VAW-115 "Liberty Bells" was commissioned on April 20, 1967. In 2008 E-2C Hawkeye 165296 C/N A52-167 was one of the USS Kitty Hawk's Liberty Bells aircraft that transferred to the USS George Washington. By 2010 VAW-115 had amassed eight Battle Efficiency E's, seven AEW Excellence Awards and six Safety S's. In 2010 the Liberty Bells began to receive the newer E-2C Hawkeye 2000. 2012 was a bad year for 165296, on September 4 the port wing was damaged and on December 9 the starboard wing was damaged.

Grumman E-2C Hawkeye

Designed as a replacement for the E-1 Tracer, the Grumman E-2 Hawkeye was first flown in 1960. This all-weather tactical Airborne Early Warning aircraft is the only aircraft-carrier capable aircraft to carry a large rotating dome, which houses the antennas for its long-range radars. Used primarily by the US Navy, the E-2 provides surveillance and airborne early warning of anti-ship and enemy aircraft attacks. Sometimes called "The Hummer" because of its distinctive engine sounds, the E-2 is one of only two propeller airplanes that currently operate from aircraft carriers. The E-2 is still undergoing upgrades, with the modern E-2D taking its first flight in August 2007.

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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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