Hobby Master 1/72 Scale Air Power Series
|Length||21.3 cm||8.4 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||8.8 cm||3.5 in||Approx|
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Undercarriage displayable extended or retracted
- Canopy displayable open or closed
- Removable crew figurines
- Optional ordnance
- Display stand included.
Hobby Master HA2915 – 1/72 Scale Douglas A-1H Skyraider, 1st SOS, USAF
Hobby Master diecast model HA1035 replicates in 1/72 scale the Douglas A-1H Skyraider, “The Good Buddha”, serial number 34609. In the colour scheme of the 1st Special Operations Squadron (1st SOS), 56th Special Operations Wing (56th SOW), United States Air Force (USAF). While based at Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand during the Vietnam War in 1968.
Formed as the 1st Air Commando Squadron, Composite on June 17, 1963, redesignated as the 1st SOS and moved to Nakhon Phanom on August 1, 1968. Operated the Douglas A-1 Skyraider from 1964 to 1972 and currently operate the MC-130J Commando II.
Douglas A-1H Skyraider
The Douglas A-1 Skyraider (formerly AD Skyraider) is an American single-engine, single-seat monoplane attack aircraft. It first flew on March 18, 1945, entering service in December 1946 with VA-19A. Designed during World War II as a carrier-based, long-range, high-performance dive/torpedo bomber, later adapted for the electronic countermeasures and airborne early warning missions. The Skyraider entered service too late for WWII but served successfully during the Korean and Vietnam wars with the US military. Production ended in 1957 with 3,180 airframes built; remained in US military service until the early 1970s.
Construction is mainly of aluminium alloy; the fuselage is a semi-monocoque design with a bubble canopy. Low-mounted cantilevered trapezoidal wings folded up hydraulically near mid-span for storage. The tail assembly is a conventional single-fin cantilever structure, the retractable undercarriage is a tailwheel type.
It is powered by a single Wright R-3350-26WA Duplex-Cyclone 18-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine driving a four-bladed Aeroproducts constant-speed propeller. The A-1H has a maximum speed of 518 km/h (322 mph), a cruise speed of 319 km/h (198 mph), a range of 2,118 km (1,316 mi), and a service ceiling of 8,700 m (28,500 ft).
Armament consists of four wing-mounted 20 mm AN/M3 cannon and fifteen external hard-points, able to carry up to 3,600 kgs (8,000 lbs) of stores: seven under each wing and one under the fuselage. Ordnance included bombs, torpedoes, mine dispensers, rocket/gun pods and drop tanks.