Hobby Boss 81765 1/48 A-4F Skyhawk
Hobby Boss 1/48 scale Douglas A-4F Skyhawk
The A-4 Skyhawk was designed by Douglas in response to a U.S. Navy call for a jet-powered attack aircraft to replace the older A-1 Skyraider. Douglas opted for a design that 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 was a refinement of the A-4E with extra avionics housed in a hump on the fuselage spine (this also being retrofitted to some A-4Es and A-4Cs) and including a new Pratt & Whitney J52-P-8A engine with 9300 lbf (41 kN)) of thrust. Many later upgraded with the J52-P-408 engine with 11200 lbf (50 kN) thrust;147 built.
The kit includes over 325 parts and 2 decal options. Length 274mm wingspan 174mm