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1/72 Douglas A-4E Skyhawk BuNo. 150092 VMA-121 MCAS Chu Lai Vietnam 1960s
From Hobby Master
Code: HA1420

Length: 6.75"
Width: 4.75"

Designed by the McDonnell-Douglas chief engineer Ed Heinemann the A-4 Skyhawk met all the 
requirements of the US Navy and exceeded many. It was half the maximum weight, could carry 
four times the weapon load and small enough that it didn’t need folding wings for carrier duty. 
This small aircraft would earn many nicknames “Heinemann’s Hot Rod” "Scooter", "Bantam 
Bomber", "Tinker Toy Bomber". The A-4M assigned to front-line squadrons would be replaced in 
the mid 1980s by the AV-8 Harrier II.
The Skyhawk proved to be one of the most popular US naval aircraft exports of the postwar era. 
Because of its small size, it could be operated from the older, smaller WWII-era aircraft carriers.

VMA-121 “Green Knights” and their A-4s were ferried to Chu Lai Air Base in South Vietnam and 
began operations on December 1, 1966. On June 4, 1967 the unit redeployed to Iwakuni, Japan 
until September 5, 1967 when they returned to Chu Lai AB for another tour. On January 31, 1969 
VMA-121s Vietnam tour ended when they left for MCAS Cherry Point, NC where they were re-
equipped with Grumman A-6 Intruders and designated VMA(AW)-121. On October 4, 1968 A-4E 
became the property of VMA-223 “Bulldogs” also at Chu Lai AB.

Assemble Guide: No assembly required.

Our Price: MYR238.00


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