Hobby Master HA4812 – 1/72 Scale E-2C Hawkeye Diecast Model
1/72 Air Power Series
|Length||24.4 cm||9.60 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||31.1 cm||13.42 in||Approx|
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Undercarriage displayable extended or retracted
- Display stand included.
1/72 Scale Northrop Grumman E-2C Hawkeye, US Navy – Hobby Master HA4812
Hobby Master HA4812 diecast model replicates in 1/72 scale the Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye 2000, named “Elvis”, Commander Air Group (CAG) aircraft, of VAW-116 “Sun Kings”, tail code NE/600, United States Navy (USN). While deployed with CVW-2 aboard the Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) during May 2007.
Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye
The Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye is an American all-weather, carrier-capable, tactical airborne early warning (AEW) aircraft. Designed for the US Navy to replace the E-1 Tracer, it is capable of both civil and military air traffic control, as during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The type first flew on October 21, 1960, entering service in January 1964 and making its combat debut during the Vietnam war. The first aircraft designed specifically for the AEW mission, it has undergone upgrades with radar, radio communications and engines. Other operators of the Hawkeye include Egypt, France, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Singapore and Taiwan.
Construction is mainly of aluminium alloys, other metals and glass fibre with a semi-monocoque fuselage. The 7.3 m (24ft) diameter rotating radar dome above the fuselage houses the radar and IFF systems antennas. Tapered cantilever wings are high-mounted with the outer panels folding for storage. Cantilevered tail unit has four fins. The crew of five consists of pilot, co-pilot, combat information centre officer, air control officer and radar operator. The retractable undercarriage is a tricycle type with the primary units folding forwards into the engine nacelles; the nose wheel retracts rearward.
It uses two Allison/Rolls-Royce T56 turboprop engines, wing-mounted driving Hamilton Sundstrand NP2000 eight-bladed propellers. Giving the aircraft a cruise speed of 474 km/h (295 mph) maximum speed of 650 km/h (400 mph), an endurance of 6 hours (8 hours land-based), and a service ceiling of 10,600 m (34,700 ft).
VAW-116 “Sun Kings”
VAW-116 “Sun Kings” established on April 20, 1967, equipped with the E-2A Hawkeye. In March 2008, the squadron with embarked on a seven-month deployment with Carrier Air Wing Two aboard USS Abraham Lincoln, flying combat missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan). The squadron mascot is Elvis Presley, with aircraft named Elvis, Priscilla, Lisa Marie and Graceland.