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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA4901
Lockheed S-3B Viking Diecast Model
USN VS-21 Fighting Redtails, NF700, USS Independence, 1990s

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Lockheed S-3B Viking   9"   11.5"

Lockheed aircraft 160131 was manufactured as an S-3A and later converted to an S-3B. It was assigned to VS-21"Fighting Redtails". On July 4, 1950 it was the first carrier based squadron to leave the USA for the Korean War. In 1974 VS-21 was the first to receive the Lockheed S-3A Viking and in April 1991 the first Pacific Fleet squadron to get the S-3B. August 1991 saw VS-21 join CVW-5 at NAF Atsugi, Japan and deployed on USS Independence until 1995. 160131 was sent TO AMARC on May 26, 2004.

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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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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