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A-1H AD-6 Skyraider Navy Model Aircraft
SKU: 8MMAM003AL A-1H AD-6 Skyraider Navy Aircraft Model
A-1H AD-6 Skyraider Navy Model Aircraft
A-1H (AD-6) Skyraider (Navy) scale model airplane is one of a kind hand made model airplanes. These airplane models and all of our military models are the finest hand made products on the web today. Don't miss out on this limited production high quality aircraft model.
Meticulous attention to detail shows in the quality of this model aircraft. The call signs and lettering are accurate and approved by the agencies these planes flew for in their day.
This and all of our other airplane models are one of a kind replicas carved from solid mahogany. Master craftsmen spend many hours carving the details and sanding out the fine lines that make these model aircraft the museum quality plane models that you see here.
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Missiles and bombs attached.
Includes desk stand.
The Douglas A-1 (formerly AD) Skyraider was an American single-seat attack bomber of the 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s. A propeller-driven anachronism in the jet age, nicknamed the "Spad" during the Vietnam War, a throwback from the WWI French pursuit plane the Skyraider had a remarkably long and successful career well into the space age, and inspired a straight-winged, slow-flying, jet-powered successor which is still in front line service today, the A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog).
It was operated by the United States Navy (USN), the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) and the United States Air Force (USAF), and also saw service with the British Royal Navy, the French Air Force, and the Air Force of the Republic of Vietnam (VNAF), among others.
The piston-engined Skyraider was designed during World War II to meet U.S. Naval requirements for a carrier-based, single-seat, long-range, high performance dive/torpedo bomber, to follow-on from earlier types such as the Helldiver and Avenger. Designed by Ed Heinemann of the Douglas Aircraft Company, prototypes were ordered on 6 July 1944 as the XBT2D-1. The XBT2D-1 made its first flight on 18 March 1945 and in April 1945, the USN began evaluation of the aircraft at the Naval Air Test Center (NATC). In December 1946, after a designation change to AD-1, delivery of the first production aircraft to a fleet squadron was made to VA-19A.
The AD-1 was built at Douglas' El Segundo plant in Southern California. In his memoir The Lonely Sky, test pilot Bill Bridgeman quotes a production rate of two aircraft per day, describing the routine yet sometimes hazardous work of certifying AD-1s fresh off the assembly line for delivery to the U.S. Navy in 1949 and 1950.
Douglas XBT2D-1 Skyraider prototype.
The low-wing monoplane design started with a Wright R-3350 radial engine, later upgraded several times. Its distinctive feature was large straight wings with seven hard points apiece. These gave the aircraft excellent low-speed maneuverability, and enabled it to carry a large amount of ordnance more than its own weight in weapons over a considerable combat radius and loiter time for its size, comparable to much heavier subsonic or supersonic jets. The aircraft was optimized for the ground-attack mission and was armored against ground fire in key locations unlike faster fighters adapted to carry bombs, such as the Vought F4U Corsair or North American P-51 Mustang, which would be retired by U.S. forces before the 1960s.
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