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Century Wings 1:72 Wings of Heroes 001632
Vought A-7D Corsair II Diecast Model
USAF 23rd TFW, 75th TFS Tiger Sharks, #72-0218, England AFB, LA, 1981

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

The 75th Fighter Squadron was one of the original squadrons in the 23rd Fighter Group when it took over operations of the 1st American Volunteer Group (Flying Tigers) in China during World War II. Following World War II, the 75th was activated at various times and locations throughout the world. In July 1972, the 75th rejoined its sister squadrons for the first time since 1949 when the 23rd Tactical Fighter Wing was activated at England Air Force Base LA. The 75th began operations flying the A-7 Corsair II in 1972 taking part in a variety of operational exercises both in the United States and overseas, including tactical bombing competitions against the Royal Air Force at RAF Lossiemouth, Scotland, during October 1977 and July 1978. The squadron eventually transitioned into the A-10 Thunderbolt II in the summer of 1981.

Vought A-7D 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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Century Wings' 1:72 scale A-7 series includes the Navy A-7E and the Air Force A-7D. The most notable features of this model are its large and cavernous chin scoop and engine exhaust detail at the rear. The canopy is hinged and locks against the tinted bulletproof windscreen, and a pair of a non-breakable rubberized pitot tubes are installed just below. The cockpit interior is packed with more instrumentation and switch detail than just about any other model in 1:72 scale. A complete set of ordnance mounts to the keyed wing pylons and snaps in place for easy reconfiguration. The solid metal horizontal stabilizers are movable and rotate in unison.

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Century Wings 1:72 Wings of Heroes

The Century Wings "1:72 Wings of Heroes" range presents highly-detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Century Wings 1:72 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.
  • Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
  • Selected moveable control surfaces.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Detailed removable pilot and crew figures.
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.
  • Many limited editions with numbered certificate of authenticity.

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