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Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA1407
McDonnell Douglas A- 4E Skyhawk
116 Sqn. "The Flying Wing" Israeli Air Force
Yom Kippur War 1973
True 1/72 scale
Professionally painted
Great attention to detail
All markings are Tampoed (pad applied)
Option to display the model on a stand that is provided
Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions
Optional armament has been provided
Canopy displays open or closed
Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic
Highly collectable
The A4D-5 later renamed the A-4E was a major upgrade for the Skyhawk. It received a
new engine, stronger airframe, 2 additional weapons pylons for a total of 5, new
avionics. The former A-4s were designed more for a nuclear capability but at this time
this need was becoming less important. The designers went to work to make the A-4E
capable of delivering conventional munitions. The addition of the pylons now made the A-
4E capable of carrying a more varied weapons and fuel load up to a maximum of 8,200
pounds.



The 116 known as “The Flying Wing” Squadron first flew in 1956 using P-51Ds and
Mystere IVA. In October 1956 during the “Suez Crisis” the Squadron received the
unofficial nickname “The Wire-cutters” because they would fly their aircraft through
Egyptian telegraph wires to disrupt communications. The 116 Squadron flew the A-4Es
until upgrading to the N version in 1975. During the 1973 Yom Kippur War the A-4
suffered heavy losses making it necessary for the US to send 28 replacements. There
were 499 A-4Es built and Israel acquired 94 of them.
A-4E Skyhawk Specifications

Engine:
1 x Pratt & Whitney J52-P-6A turbojet, 8500 lb.
Thrust

Performance:
Max speed 673 mph at sea level with a clean
aircraft
636 mph at sea level with a Mk. 28 nuclear
weapon
Cruising speed 498 mph
Stall speed 139 mph
Combat ceiling (clean aircraft) 40,500 feet
Runway to 20,000 ft – 4 minutes

Flight distances:
230 miles with a Mk. 28 weapon
680 miles with 2 X 300-gallon drop tanks
Ferry range 2130 miles

Dimensions:
Wingspan 27 ft 6 in
Length 41ft 4 in
Height 15 ft
Wing area 260 sq ft

Weights:
9,624 lb. Empty
18,300 lbs. Gross
22,950 lbs. Maximum

Armament:
2 x 20 mm cannon with 200 rounds/gun
Maximum weapons load 8,200 lbs. carried on 5
pylons -
2 pylons under each wing and 1 center-line pylon
Israeli AF flag
Israel National
insignia Mogen
David
flag of Israel
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