1/48 Tamiya DOUGLAS A-1 SKYRAIDER US NAVYTAM-61058
Tamiya's Skyraider is all you could ever hope for! As usual, the kit includes numerous features: Cowl flaps can be open or closed; flaps can be up or down; dive brakes (all 3) can be open or closed. Plenty of external ordnance is also included: 12 250 lb. bombs, 12 5 in. HVAR rockets, four 2.75 in. FFAR rocket pod, six 2.75 in. rocket tubes, two 2000 lb. bombs and three drop tanks. Note that the 2000 lb. bombs and drop tanks are attached to the hard points via those rubber gasket-like "poly-caps" which allows you to remove and replace them at will after the kit is completed! Markings are included for three units: VA-176 Thunderbolts on Intrepid (see box art), VA-25 "The Fist of the Fleet" on Midway, and VA-52 "Knight Riders" on Ticonderoga.
Add one of the optional Quinta Studios excellent 3D printed full color cockpit sets, easy to install with more detail than you could ever add by hand!
See the excellent review of this kit by Michael Benolkin on CyberModeller Online
Note, pricing above is from 11 years ago.
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