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Hobby Boss 1/72 A-4F Sky Hawk Kit

Hobby Boss 1/72 A-4F Sky Hawk Kit

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HBB-87255
$38.39 $47.99

The A-4 Skyhawk was designed by Douglas in response to a U.S. Navy call for a jet-powered attack aircraft to replace the older A-1 Skyraider. Douglas opted for a design that would minimize its size, weight, and complexity. The result was an aircraft that weighed only half of the Navy's weight specification. It had a wing so compact that it did not need to be folded for carrier stowage.
A-4F refinement of A-4E came with extra avionics housed in a hump on the fuselage spine (this feature later retrofitted to A-4Es and some A-4Cs) and more powerful J52-P-8A engine with 9,300 lbf (41 kN) of thrust, later upgraded in service to J52-P-408 with 11,200 lbf (50 kN), 147 built. Some served with Blue Angels acrobatic team from 1973 to 1986. Model Dimensions: Length: 182.6mm Width: 116.2mm Total of 6 sprues The kit consists of over 160 parts, includes 3 clear parts

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