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1/48 Scale Plastic AD-6 Skyraider Airplane from Tamiya. Design work on the A-1 Skyraider began in 1943 when a new single seat attack aircraft was required by the U.S. Navy. Although it did not see action in WWII, the A-1 was produced in quantity and provided valuable service in both Korea and Vietnam where it was used to supress enemy action around downed aviators while they were being rescued.


Detailed 1/48th scale for static display only. Markings included for three U.S. Navy aircraft. About 195 parts in light grey and clear with fine recessed panel lines. Detailed landing gear, gear doors, and wheel wells. Cockpit detail: control stick, instrument panel, one-piece cockpit tub, seated pilot figure, and seat. Open and closed cowl flaps, separate wing flaps, optional position dive brakes, and a large selection of rockets, bombs and drop tanks provided.


Two sheets of decals which contain national, squadron codes, fin markings, instrument panel, stencilling for 3 aircraft all painted in the same standard U.S. Navy scheme of gull grey upper surfaces with gloss white undersurfaces: 1: VA-176 "Thunderbolts", s/n 37543, A/C #409, USS Intrepid, October 1966. 2: VA-25 "Fist of the Fleet", s/n 39768, A/C #577, USS Midway, June 1965. 3: VA-52 "Knight Riders", s/n 34569, A/C #300, USS Ticonderoga, April 1964. Additional Paints Required: Flat: Black, White, Aluminum, Dk Grey, Khaki Drab, Olive Drab, German Grey. Gloss Colors: Black, White, Blue, Red, Gun Metal, Silver.


One 1/48 AD-6 Skyraider Airplane


Assembly Hobby Knife Paint: (see MARKING OPTIONS) Brushes Sandpaper Cement for plastics (TESR3512) Nice-to-have tools: Needle File Set, Sprue Cutter, Airbrush and Accessories


Scale: 1/48 Wingspan: 12-1/2" (31.7cm) Length: 9-3/4" (24.8cm)