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Code: JC-JCW-72-A7-001    Add to wishlist
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JC Wings 1:72 Military Series JCW-72-A7-001
Vought A-7E Corsair II Diecast Model
USN VA-72 Blue Hawks, AC401, USS John F. Kennedy, Operation Desert Storm 1991

Limited Edition
500
Pieces Worldwide

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


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US Navy Attack Squadron 72 (VA-72) Blue Hawks was the new designation given to VF-72 on January 3rd, 1956. The squadron transitioned from the F9F Panther to the A-4 Skyhawk before upgrading to the A-7 Corsair II in January, 1970. The Blue Hawks deployed many times with the A-7 on various Nimitz class carriers. The squadron's final deployment was aboard the USS John F. Kennedy in 1991 and flew combat missions during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. After returning from the Gulf, the squadron was disestablished on June 30th, 1991.

Upon return to the US, aircraft #AC400 had several "Camel" symbols painted below the canopy rail, indicating the number of missions flown during Operation Desert Storm.

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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JC's 1:72 scale F-14 offers collectors many wonderful features at an economical price. In designing this model, close attention has been paid to small details such as the opening cockpit with correct hydraulic actuator arm, air data sensors and pitot tubes. Adjustable parts include deployable speed brakes, independently movable stabilators, twins with movable rudders and swing-wings with the full range of motion. As a bonus, this model is also the first to feature a deployable arrestor hook. Variants in this series include an F-14A with P&W TF30 exhaust nozzles, and B and D variants with upgraded exhaust nozzles.

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JC Wings 1:72 Military Series

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

JC "Wings 72" 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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