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Hobby Master HA1402 1:72 McDonnell Douglas A-4B VA-106 The Gladiators

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Hobby Master HA1402 1:72 McDonnell Douglas A-4B VA-106 The Gladiators

Designed as a lightweight low-cost attack and ground support jet for the US Navy and
eventually the United States Marine Corps to replace the A-1 Skyraider the A-4 Skyhawk was first delivered in late 1956. It weighed less than half the Navy’s requirements and small enough not to need folding wings for carrier operations. The Navy started replacing the A-4 in 1967 with the A-7 Corsair II but production continued until 1979 when the Marines started to replace the A-4 with the Harrier. More than ten other countries flew the A-4.

The first US Navy A-4 Skyhawk entered service in 1956 to replace the A-1 Skyraider but by 1979 the A-4 was being replaced by the A-7 Corsair II. VA-106 started as Strike-
Fighter Squadron ONE ZERO SIX in January 1945 but became VA-106 “The Gladiators”
in 1955.  A total 2,960 A-4s were manufactured with 542 of them as A-4B (originally
designated as A-4D-2) Skyhawks. Many of these were later modified and/or refurbished and sold to foreign countries. The Skyhawk flew more missions than any other US Navy plane during the Vietnam War and because it was so nimble it was chosen by the US Navy Aerobatic Team the “Blue Angels”.

Hobby Master 1:72 McDonnell Douglas A- 4B VA-106 The Gladiators HA1402

  • 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
  • Canopy opens
  • Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic
  • Highly collectable

Shipping, Returns + Local Pickup


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The shipping cost for your order is based on the item's size, weight, shipping method and delivery address. Your shipping cost will be calculated based on the current shipping rates. 

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Please exercise caution when removing your items from the packaging. Diecast models are very delicate. Propellers, antennas, and canopies will break easily if not handled with care. MTS inspects all items for damage prior to shipment. If you receive a damaged item, please contact MTS within 7 days of the shipping date at 937-320-1428 or email, we will determine if a claim needs to be filed with the shipping company.

If you would like to return or exchange an undamaged item, please contact MTS within 14 days of the shipping date at 937-320-1428 or email to start the return process. Once your item is returned to us, it will be inspected to ensure it is returned to us in a salable condition in the complete original packaging. You will receive a full refund for the item purchased but the original shipping charges are non-refundable.

Local Pickup is available Monday thru Saturday 11am-4:30pm. All orders placed by 1pm will be available for same day pickup. An email will be sent to you when your order is ready for pickup. If you prefer to meet us curbside, please call MTS at 937-320-1428 upon your arrival to the shop.