A reconnaissance variant of the original A-5 nuclear strike bomber, the RA-5C Vigilante saw extensive service in the Vietnam War and was the largest and fastest aircraft ever to operate from an aircraft carrier. The RA-5C was the most common Vigilante model, representing 91 of the 156 manufactured. It was first flown in 1958, and, despite its impressive stature, suffered heavy losses in Vietnam and was ultimately retired in 1979.
This 1/72 scale, Hobby Master, die cast replica of an RA-5C flown by LCDR Joe Gerber and Lt. Jomo Thomas of the RVAH-6 "Fleurs" off the USS Nimitz in 1978 features engraved panel lines, a sliding canopy, a removable pilot figure, a well-equipped cockpit including instrument panel, detailed turbojet engines, optional-position landing gear, authentic markings, and a display stand. Measures approximately 12¾" long with an 8¾" wingspan.
Hobby Master: HA4705