Douglas TA-4F Skyhawk 1/350 scale
The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk is a single seat carrier-capable attack aircraft developed for the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. The delta winged, single-engined Skyhawk was designed and produced by Douglas Aircraft Company, and later by McDonnell Douglas. The first A-4A rolled out for engine run-up in February 1954 and the last A-4M was accepted by the Navy in February 1979, the 2960th A-4 produced. The TA-4F was a two-seat trainer version which first flew in 1965 as the TA-4E, but the designation was changed to TA-4F which became operational in 1966. A total of 241 TA-4Fs were produced.This 1/350 scale model of the A-4E Skyhawk features 35 parts and was designed to provide the modeler with multiple options for displaying the model. Gear are provided both extended, for displaying the model taking off or landing, and compressed, for displaying the model on the deck, and gear doors are provided for displaying the model in-flight with gear up. Arresting hooks are provided in the down and up positions and speed brakes are provided closed or engaged. Both straight and bent aerial refueling probes are provided, but the airframe was designed for the straight probe. The canopy is printed in clear plastic and includes a single piece for displaying it closed, and two pieces for displaying it open. Payload includes two AGM-12 Bullpup missiles, two AGM45A Shrike missiles, two single Mk82 500lb bombs, two 3-packs of Mk82s, a 6-pack of MK82s, two 200 gallon fuel tanks, and a 450 gallon fuel tank. Decals are in the works and a decal file will be made available when completed. Other variants of the A-4, including the A-4E, A-4F, A-4F Blue Angel, A-4M, and OA-4M, are also available.