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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA4905
Lockheed S-3A Viking Diecast Model
USN VS-35 Blue Wolves, NK700 Navy 1, USS Abraham Lincoln, May 1st 2003

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

May 1, 2003 Lockheed S-3B Viking 159387 C/N 394A-3023 from VS-35 "Blue Wolves" on the USS Abraham Lincoln was given the task of flying the President George W. Bush to the USS Abraham Lincoln where he gave his well documented speech "Mission Accomplished". 159387 was given the title "Navy 1" and crewed by Pilot Commander Skip Lussier the XO for VS-35 and Flight Officer Lieutenant Ryan Phillips. This was the first time a President landed on a carrier. Two months later the aircraft was retired to the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola.

Lockheed S-3A 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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