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Century Wings 1:72 Wings of Heroes 910362
Grumman A-6E Intruder Diecast Model
USMC VMA(AW)-533 Nighthawks, ED405, Shaikh-Isa AB, Bahrain, Operation Desert Storm, 1991

Limited Edition
1500
Pieces Worldwide

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

US Marine Night Fighter Squadron 533 (VMF(N)-533) Black Mac's Killers was commissioned in 1943. Beginning with the F6F Hellcat, the squadron transitioned through the F7F Tigercat, F2H Banshee, F9F Cougar and A4D Skyhawk. In 1965, the squadron was re-classified VMA(AW)-511 Nighthawks to reflect the its transition to the all weather attack mission with the Grumman A-6A Intruder. The Nighthawks flew numerous combat missions over Vietnam and upgraded once more to the A-6E Intruder in 1976. The squadron deployed to Bahrain for Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm and today flies the F/A-18D Hornet.

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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