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A-4M Skyhawk BuNo 158413 of VF-126 1:72 Scale

SKU/Part Number

US37405 Limited Edition

Extended Description

Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series US37405
Douglas A-4M Skyhawk Diecast Model
USN VF-126 Bandits, NAS Miramar, CA, 1992
Limited Edition 1200 Pieces Worldwide 1:72 Scale.
Douglas A-4M Skyhawk   Length6.75"     Width4.75"
Fighter Squadron 126 (VF-126), the Pacific Fleet Adversary Squadron, was known as the "Bandits". Adversary operations involve friendly aircraft mimicking the tactics and characteristics of enemy forces to enhance the relevance of combat training. VF-126 started providing the adversary mission in April 1967 from Miramar. The Skyhawk was chosen as the bandit aircraft because of its maneuverability and smokeless trail, just like a MIG. A-4M Bu No. 158413, was the last of several ex-USMC Skyhawks assigned to the US Navy adversary unit VF-126 "Bandits" and co-located Naval Fighter Weapons School (Top Gun), at NAS Miramar. These aircraft served with VF-126 alongside a motley collection of A-4E/Fs and TA-4F/Js until the "Bandits" were dis-established on 1 April 1994. Bu No. 158413 was then placed in storage within the Military Aircraft Storage and Disposition Center at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona. Later that same year it was one of 36 surplus A-4Ms sold to the Fuerza Aerea Argentina (Argentine Air Force).