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Century Wings 1:72 Wings of Heroes 001643
Grumman A-6E Intruder Diecast Model
USN VA-65 Tigers, AG500, 1972

Limited Edition
1000
Pieces Worldwide

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Grumman A-6E Intruder   9.25"   8.75"

US Navy Torpedo Squadron 64 (VT-74) "The World Famous Fighting Tigers" was establised in 1945 flying the Curtis SB2C Helldiver. It was redesignated as Attack Squadron 2B (VA-2B) in 1946, then VA-25 in 1948 and finally Attack Squadron 65 (VA-65) "Tigers" in 1959, now flying the AD-6 Skyraider. In 1965 the squadron began flying the A-6A Intruder before upgrading to the A-6E Intruder in 1971. The Tigers continued flying the A-6E through numerous deployments until it was finally disestablished in 1993.

Grumman A-6E Intruder

Designed to meet a US Navy requirement for an all-weather carrier-based attack/strike aircraft, the A-6 Intruder was first flown on April 19th, 1960. The A-6 was equipped with a CRT that allowed for low-level flight in all weather conditions, a characteristic that helped it remain the US Navy and US Marine Corps' principle night and all-weather attack aircraft through the 1990s. With its large, blunt nose and lean tail, the A-6 was given a variety of unflattering nicknames, including "Double Ugly" and the "Drumstick." The A-6 served in Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, Somalia and Bosnia and was ultimately replaced by the F-14 Tomcat.

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Century Wings' 1:72 scale A-6 Intruder series includes the KA-6D tanker variant and the more prolific A-6E ground attack/bomber. The A-6E variants have a hefty load of "general purpose" iron bombs and later more sophisticated ground attack weapons. The tanker is fitted with external fuel tanks under the wings and a retracted fuel transfer probe mounted aft. The large sliding canopy opens to provide a clear view of a fully rendered cockpit interior. The finer points such as turbo fan details inside the engines' intakes and pad-printing on the bottom of the model are just some of the additional highlights of this quality model.

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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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