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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA4913
Lockheed S-3B Viking Diecast Model
USN VS-33 Screwbirds, NG700, USS John C. Stennis, Operation Enduring Freedom 2012

Limited Edition

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


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S-3A 160155 c/n 394A-1137 joined the USN on September 25, 1976 with VS-30 "Diamond Cutters" until 1983. In 1990 the aircraft was upgraded to an S-3B and in 2000 was assigned to VS-33. The "Screwbirds" transitioned to the S-3B in 1991 and 1993 they became a "Sea Control Squadron" reflecting the multi-role mission of this new aircraft. The actual full name of VS-33 is "World Famous and Internationally Traveled Screwbirds". From November 12 2001 until May 28, 2002 VS-33 was onboard USS Stennis flying in support of "Operation Enduring Freedom".

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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