1/48 Hobby Boss A-4F Sky HawkHBB-81765
1/48 A-4F SkyHawk
The A-4 Skyhawk was designed in response to a US Navy call for a jet-powered attack aircraft to replace the older A-1 Skyraider. The new design would minimize its size, weight, and complexity.
The result was an aircraft that weighed only half of the Navy's weight specification. It had a wing so compact that it did not need to be folded for carrier stowage.A-4F refinement of A-4E with extra avionics housed in a hump on the fuselage spine this feature later retrofitted to A-4Es and some A-4Cs and more powerful J52-P-8A engine with 9,300 lbf 41 kN of thrust, later upgraded in service to J52-P-408 with 11,200 lbf 50 kN, 147 were built. Some served with Blue Angels acrobatic team from 1973 to 1986.
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