LEGEND HOBBY DELUXE 86″ A-1 SKYRAIDER ARC – ALMOST READY TO COVER

$965.95$1,165.95 (-17%)

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ALL NEW FOR 2020-LEGEND HOBBY PRESENTS THE NEW:

DELUXE 86″ A-1 SKYRAIDER in ARC (ALMOST READY TO COVER)

LEGEND HOBBY DELUXE A-1 SKYRAIDER “ARC”  ***NEW FOR 2020!***

Specific Aircraft History:

Douglas A-1H “Lieutenant America” (BuNo. 139665) was one of four Skyraiders “rescued” from Thailand by VNAF pilots during

the final days of the Vietnam conflict, ending with the fall of Saigon to the North Vietnamese on April 29, 1975.

Neal Melton is the current owner and operator of this Vietnam Veteran Douglas A-1H Skyraider “Lieutenant America” (BuNo. 139665) flown by 1st Lt. Randy Scott, which is on display year-round at the Tennessee Museum of Aviation at Sevierville, TN, just east of Knoxville, TN and is available for airshows, flybys and film.  http://tnairmuseum.com

1st Lt. Randy Scott is pictured standing next to “Lieutenant America”  (photo provided by Randy Scott)

HISTORY:
The A-1 Skyraider was initially developed during WWII to perform as a carrier based long-range torpedo/dive bomber. It missed the second world war by a few months, but quickly proved itself as a reliable performer, capable of carrying a tremendous amount of ordanance on seven hardpoints on each wing, while maintaining excellent low speed manueverability. It could loiter on target for much longer periods than faster aircraft and deliver its substantial load of ordanance with greater precision.
These design characteristics resulted in it seeing substantial combat in Korea, and later in Vietnam, where it proved extremely beneficial. Although the USN and USMC were beginning to phase out the Skyraider in favour of the A-6 Intruder, it continued to see substantial service, with many being transferred to the USAF where they were used in a close support role, particularly with the Air Rescue and Recovery Service where they protected downed pilots until HH-3 Jolly Green Giants were able to extract them to safety. It also saved the lives of hundreds of servicemen who were facing imminent harm, thanks to its ability to deliver ordanance in close proximity to ground forces. At least two USAF pilots recieved the Congressional Medal of Honour for actions they undertook while flying the Skyraider.
About this Model’s Paint Scheme:  LEGEND HOBBY is releasing this model in the livery of Vietnam Veteran Douglas Skyraider “Lieutenant America” (BuNo. 139665) flown by 1st Lt. Randy Scott. This surviving veteran is on display year-round at the Tennessee Museum of Aviation at Sevierville, TN.    http://tnairmuseum.com

1st Lt. Randy Scott is pictured standing next to “Lieutenant America”  (photo provided by Randy Scott)

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*** Please note  photos show both uncovered all wood as this model comes and also fully fiberglassed, panel lined, riveted, detailed and painted by master modeler Larry Hultman of Livingston Texas.  His  model photos show what can be done with this A.R.C. uncovered model.  Legend Hobby Deluxe 86″ Demo/Pre-Pr0duction A-1 Skyraider shown with optional , scale wheels, scale retracts, scale pilot figure which are not included with model.*** The  (12) Rockets on pylons and the (3) piece drop tanks are included with this Deluxe A.R.C. Model!!!

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LEGEND HOBBY DELUXE 86" A-1 SKYRAIDER ARC - ALMOST READY TO COVER

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