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    Douglas A-1H Skyraider

    Douglas A-1H Skyraider Aircraft Model

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    A 1/72 scale premium diecast model aircraft of a Douglas A-1H (AD-6) Skyraider - 134585, 1st FS, VNAF, 1963.

    This premium model features:

    • 1/72 scale pre-finished.
    • Die-cast metal with a minimum of plastic.
    • Professionally painted.
    • All markings are pad applied for superb results.
    • Crew figure.
    • Comes with display stand.
    • Landing gear can be displayed up or down.
    • Extremely sought after by collectors.

    This model has a wingspan width of 21m (8.25") and a nose-to-tail length of 16.5cm (6.5").

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    1/72 Scale Douglas A-1 Skyraider Diecast Model

    Model Details

    Scale & Dimensions:

    This 1/72 scale diecast model of the Douglas A-1 Skyraider boasts an impressive wingspan width of 21cm (8.25") and a nose-to-tail length of 16.5cm (6.5"). Perfectly sized to be the centerpiece of any display model collection, this aircraft model combines historical significance with unmatched craftsmanship.

    Material and Build:

    Crafted from high-quality die-cast metal with a minimum of plastic, this aircraft model reflects an unparalleled dedication to realism and quality. The Douglas A-1 Skyraider diecast model is professionally painted, ensuring each detail is highlighted with precision. The robustness of the material guarantees this model will be a lasting addition to your collection.

    Detail and Accuracy:

    All markings on this scale model aircraft are pad applied, resulting in incredibly precise and clear details. The addition of a crew figure adds an extra layer of authenticity, capturing the essence of the Skyraider's operational history. From the meticulous painting to the exact replication of the aircraft's features, this model exemplifies attention to detail.

    Special Features:

    Whether you prefer your display model aircraft in flight or ready for takeoff, the Douglas A-1 Skyraider diecast model accommodates both. With landing gear that can be displayed up or down and a display stand included, this model offers versatility and practicality. Its rarity and the exceptional quality make it extremely sought after by collectors.

    Historical Significance

    Development and First Flight:

    The Douglas A-1 Skyraider, renowned for its robust design and versatility, was developed in the late 1940s to serve as a single-seat, propeller-driven attack aircraft. Making its first flight in 1945, it was designed to meet the needs of the U.S. Navy for a new generation of carrier-based aircraft capable of delivering a significant payload over long distances.

    Combat History:

    With a storied combat history that spans from the Korean War through to the Vietnam War, the Skyraider proved its worth in a variety of roles including close air support, ground attack, and anti-submarine warfare. It was operated by several countries, but most notably by the United States Navy, United States Air Force, and the South Vietnamese Air Force, showcasing its adaptability and reliability in diverse operational contexts.


    The Skyraider achieved several milestones throughout its service life, including being one of the last propeller-driven aircraft to see combat and successfully carrying out missions in environments dominated by jet-powered aircraft. Its capacity to carry a wide array of weaponry and munitions made it one of the most versatile aircraft of its time.

    Technical Aspects

    Aircraft Variants:

    Over its production life, the Skyraider was developed into several variants to suit different roles and requirements, including the AD-1 to AD-7 (later redesignated A-1E to A-1J) for the U.S. Navy and the A-1H and A-1J for the U.S. Air Force. Each variant offered improvements in engine performance, armament, and operational capabilities.

    General Specifications:

    Typically, the Skyraider could reach a top speed of 322 mph, had a range of 1,300 miles, and could operate at a ceiling of 22,000 feet. Its impressive payload capacity allowed it to carry up to 8,000 pounds of ordnance, including bombs, rockets, and gun pods.

    Weaponry and Defense:

    The Douglas A-1 Skyraider was armed with four 20mm M2 cannons and could carry a vast array of armaments, from conventional bombs and rockets to torpedoes and mines, making it an incredibly versatile platform for a variety of missions.

    Embrace the rich history and exquisite craftsmanship of the Douglas A-1 Skyraider with this premium diecast model. Its exceptional detail, historical accuracy, and unique features make it a must-have for any aviation enthusiast or collector. Don't miss the chance to add this iconic aircraft model to your collection today.


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