86" A-1 Skyraider | Legend Hobby

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Color: S.E.A. Camo
Style: Standard
Sale price$895.95 Regular price$1,165.95


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Meet the Legend Hobby 86" Skyraider

History of the Skyraider Plane

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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