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Hobby Master HA1405 1:72 Royal Australian Navy A-4G Checkmates

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Hobby Master HA1405 1:72 McDonnell Douglas, Royal Australian Navy, A-4G “882”/N13-154903, VF-805 Checkmates

After being disbanded for 5 years 805 Squadron reformed for the third time on 10

January 1968. This time they would fly the McDonnell Douglas A-4G Skyhawk
lightweight strike fighter. Originally the aircraft wore a red and white checkerboard tail
but in 1970 this was replaced by a figure of a chess piece black knight.  For 14 years
805 Squadron was based at NAS Nowra and operated from the carrier HMAS Melbourne for operational missions. In 1982 RAN's sole carrier was decommissioned so once again the 805 Squadron was disbanded.

In November 1967 the RAN received the first 8 A-4Gs with 882 being one. They were A-4Fs without the avionics hump and upgraded to perform an air defense role as well as retaining a ground-strike capability. In the 1970s 882 spent time as part of 805 Squadron’s (Checkmates) aerobatic team. In 1983 the aircraft was put in storage and sold to the RNZAF in 1984 and used in the Kiwi Red Aerobatic Team. Damaged in a mid air incident during a practice in 1989 and returned to service with 2 Squadron in 2001. In January 2001 the plane crashed killing the pilot.

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