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Hobby Master HA4704 1:72 RA-5C Vigilante

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Hobby Master HA4704 1:72 RA-5C Vigilante 156642, USS Independence, 1970s 

The North American A3J Vigilante first flew on August 31, 1958 and was in service until
November 1979. Originally designed as a Mach 2 all-weather bomber; the aircraft eventually had a new role of high-speed reconnaissance. In 1962 the Vigilante received new designators, the original A3J-1 became the A-5A, A3J-2 became A-5B while the reconnaissance version A3J-3P became the RA-5C and first flew June 30, 1962. The Vigilante was the largest and fastest aircraft to operate from an aircraft carrier. The RA-5C was heavily used in the Vietnam War.

Because of an early 1960s USN mission change the A-5 Vigilante production was halted and the high speed reconnaissance RA-5C variant was begun. The first RA-5Cs Vigilante was delivered in 1963. North American RA-5C 156642 was delivered to the USN in 1970 and assigned to RVAH-3. Over the next decade the aircraft served with five squadrons and a couple of them twice. In 1979 the aircraft was struck off charge and sent to the USN Weapons Center at China Lake, California and a year later salvaged.

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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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RETURN-POLICIES


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
info@mtsaviationmodels.com, 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 info@mtsaviationmodels.com 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.