SEAGULL A-1 SKYRAIDER STINGER BEE / THUNDERBOLT SEA230B
63″ SKYRAIDER WARBIRD
STINGER BEE /THUNDERBOLTS
10cc-15cc – SEA230B
SEAGULL MODELS A-1 SKYRAIDER
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. Thanks to Seagull Models you may now enjoy an easy and fun to fly replica of the Skyraider workhorse!
Wingspan—————63.0 in (160 cm).
Wing area—————637.1 sq.in (41.1 sq.dm).
Weight——————-8.6lbs (3.9 kg).
Length——————-47.8 in (121.5cm).
Engine——————-10cc – 15cc
Radio———————6 channels with 7 servos.
Electric conversion: Optional.
-Covered in genuine Oracover premium covering with decals applied.
-Operational flaps for an improved flight envelope.
-Accurate scale outline and details.
-Fiberglass engine cowl with Dummy Engine insert and cowl flap detail.
-Fully sheeted, airfoil tail surfaces for improved flight characteristics.
-Wing Guns, Drop tanks and removable antenna for ulitimate detail.
-Two-piece pug in wings for easy transport.
-Large removable top hatch for easy radio and flight battery access.
-Electric power conversion set included.
-Mechanical retracts included.
-Detailed Scale cockpit with light weight pilot included.
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