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ZOUKEI-MURA SWS03 DOUGLAS A-1H SKYRAIDER U.S.NAVY 1:32 Scale
ZOUKEI-MURA SWS03 DOUGLAS A-1H SKYRAIDER U.S.NAVY 1:32 Scale
ZOUKEI-MURA SWS03 DOUGLAS A-1H SKYRAIDER U.S.NAVY 1:32 Scale
ZOUKEI-MURA SWS03 DOUGLAS A-1H SKYRAIDER U.S.NAVY 1:32 Scale
ZOUKEI-MURA SWS03 DOUGLAS A-1H SKYRAIDER U.S.NAVY 1:32 Scale
ZOUKEI-MURA SWS03 DOUGLAS A-1H SKYRAIDER U.S.NAVY 1:32 Scale
ZOUKEI-MURA SWS03 DOUGLAS A-1H SKYRAIDER U.S.NAVY 1:32 Scale
ZOUKEI-MURA SWS03 DOUGLAS A-1H SKYRAIDER U.S.NAVY 1:32 Scale
ZOUKEI-MURA SWS03 DOUGLAS A-1H SKYRAIDER U.S.NAVY 1:32 Scale
ZOUKEI-MURA SWS03 DOUGLAS A-1H SKYRAIDER U.S.NAVY 1:32 Scale
ZOUKEI-MURA SWS03 DOUGLAS A-1H SKYRAIDER U.S.NAVY 1:32 Scale
ZOUKEI-MURA SWS03 DOUGLAS A-1H SKYRAIDER U.S.NAVY 1:32 Scale
ZOUKEI-MURA SWS03 DOUGLAS A-1H SKYRAIDER U.S.NAVY 1:32 Scale
ZOUKEI-MURA SWS03 DOUGLAS A-1H SKYRAIDER U.S.NAVY 1:32 Scale
ZOUKEI-MURA SWS03 DOUGLAS A-1H SKYRAIDER U.S.NAVY 1:32 Scale
ZOUKEI-MURA SWS03 DOUGLAS A-1H SKYRAIDER U.S.NAVY 1:32 Scale
ZOUKEI-MURA SWS03 DOUGLAS A-1H SKYRAIDER U.S.NAVY 1:32 Scale
ZOUKEI-MURA SWS03 DOUGLAS A-1H SKYRAIDER U.S.NAVY 1:32 Scale
ZOUKEI-MURA SWS03 DOUGLAS A-1H SKYRAIDER U.S.NAVY 1:32 Scale
ZOUKEI-MURA SWS03 DOUGLAS A-1H SKYRAIDER U.S.NAVY 1:32 Scale
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ZOUKEI-MURA SWS03 DOUGLAS A-1H SKYRAIDER U.S.NAVY 1:32 Scale

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  • ZOUKEI-MURA SWS03 1/32 scale DOUGLAS A-1H SKYRAIDER U.S.NAVY 1:32 Scale
  • In mid-1944, Douglas started work on an attack aircraft that was initially dubbed "Dauntless II". The AD was designed as a next-generation dive-bomber and torpedo aircraft with greater range and payload capabilities over currently fielded aircraft. The AD entered production side-by-side with the AM Mauler. The war ended before either could enter operational status, and production of the Mauler ceased after 171 examples were built.

    The Skyraider, on the other hand, remained in production until 1957 with over 3200 aircraft produced. Each version of the aircraft incorporated improved engine, avionics, and payload capabilities. The AD-5 was the most unique of the versions in that it had a different fuselage that turned the single-seat attack aircraft into a multi-place, multi-mission platform.

    The Skyraider had its baptism of fire over Korea, but it really came into its own during the early days of Vietnam. The AD-6 and AD-7 (redesignated in the early 1960s as A-1H and A-1J, respectively) were able to bring close air support (CAS) to a new level of precision and persistence thanks to the aircraft's range and array of weapons carriage capabilities.

    As the US Air Force gained experience in combat operations over Vietnam, they quickly realized that they lacked a suitable CAS platform. The aircraft types currently in service were designed for the next push-button, guided missile, hi-tech nuclear conflict, not the down and dirty mud-moving battles in Southeast Asia. Where the Air Force was able to draw upon surplus P-51 Mustangs and adapt the straight-winged F-80 and F-84 into the CAS missions over Korea, these aircraft were long gone a decade later and it was going to take some time to get a new aircraft into service. The USAF made the painful decision to adopt the US Navy's aircraft - the Skyraider entered USAF service.

    Not only did the Skyraider distinguish itself in the CAS mission, it helped to save numerous lives of downed aircrew as it would escort search and rescue helicopters into hostile territory, suppress enemy fire, and get the aircraft and crews safely back out of Dodge. The Skyraider remained in USAF service until its replacement came online - another USN adoptee - the A-7D Corsair II. While the A-7 brought the CAS community closer to the rest of the supersonic Air Force, experience once again showed that the best CAS platform was still the straight-winged gunfighter like the A-1 and based upon those experiences, the A-10 Thunderbolt II would become the next generation of true CAS platforms as it too approaches its 30th anniversary of service.

MODEL Plastic Model Kit (note: glue is required for assembly.)
Main wings can be folded.
Main wing folding system includes brass hinges and poly-caps.
*4-color molded parts including clear. Glue required.
PARTS Total Parts: 336
  • 1. Engine
    The organically intertwined exhaust pipes. Look at the R3350 engine with the superb double-row of 18 cylinders! If you work on the detailed piping with your own hands, it will surely be a museum level model. You can choose an open or closed position for both the engine cowling and the front shutter. Be sure not to miss the offset attachment of the vertical tail to the fuselage for its tremendous engine torque!
  • 2. Propeller
    Look at the accurately recreated Aero Products' propeller and its pitch! Did you notice that there is a line on the back of the propeller? We recreated it accurately to the actual airplane based on the revelations from our research. We studied not only drawings and references, but we also did actual airplane research. Please enjoy the SWS's signature deep authenticity.
  • 3. Landing Gear
    The main landing gear, which absorbs the shock from the landing and supports the heavy, huge airplane, as well as its folding system are the must-see points of this carrier-based bomber. For its thick and reliable main landing gear struts, you can choose its suspending condition from an armament loaded type or a non-loaded type. The main wing spars and ribs inside of the main wing can be seen through the wheel well. Please be satisfied with SWS's signature accuracy in its expression, which you may have never experienced.
  • 4. Cockpit
    It is said that a bubble shaped canopy is hard to express, but it is recreated here accurately! Its attractive shape, which is the signature of US airplanes, gives a sharp look to this model's entire silhouette. Of course, you can choose from a pilot seat with or without seat belts and in addition, we will include a normal seat and an ejection seat. Please enjoy expressing the variations of this airplane which was active for a long time in the US Air Force and Navy.
  • 5. Internal Structure
    This is what SWS is all about! Be sure to check out its amazing recreation of the internal structure! We recreated not only the engine and the cockpit, but also the main wing spars, which have a complicated movable system, the ribs beneath the external panels, the rigid bulkhead with wireless communication devices and such included, the fuel tanks in the fuselage, etc. We expressed the internal structure fully based on what we could learn from researching both the actual airplane and from references! You can simulate the feeling of the actual airplane's assemble with this model.
  • 6. Main Wings
    Anything can be carried! The main wing folding system is recreated accurately with a new mechanism. It moves smoothly in the same angle as the actual airplane without spoiling the beauty of the wings. The pylons, the signature of the SKYRAIDER which was proud to have the biggest payload as a reciprocated engine fighter, were marvelously recreated even to the detail of anti-vibration steadies. Additional tanks (external fuel tanks) can be loaded on to the default kit.
  • 7. Armaments
    Look at the accuracy of the M3/20mm cannon and bullet belt! You can also make the most of the carrier-based bomber's attractiveness by hanging the separate sale item “US Aircraft Weapons” onto the main wing pylons! This set includes various types of the warheads which were used for a long time in the Navy from the early period of the SKYRAIDER' deployment. You can enjoy different equipment according to the operation.

*SWS SKYRAIDER has movable areas in the main wing folding system, the rotation of the propeller and opening/closing of the air breaks to recreate the full attractiveness of its dynamic airplane design.


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