Lockheed S-3B Viking Aircraft VS-21 "Decommissioning Scheme" "USS Kitty Hawk" (Jan 2005) "Air Power Series" 1/72 Diecast Model by Hobby Master
- Brand new 1/72 scale diecast model of Lockheed S-3B Viking Aircraft VS-21 "Decommissioning Scheme" "USS Kitty Hawk" (Jan 2005) "Air Power Series" die cast model by Hobby Master.
- Brand new box.
- Detailed exterior.
- True-to-scale detail.
- Includes display stand.
- Officially licensed product.
- Includes missile accessories.
- Manufacturer's original unopened packaging.
- Dimensions approximately Length- 9, Wingspan- 11.5 inches.
- Diecast metal and plastic construction for durability and a heavy, realistic feel.
- It is a highly detailed and accurate model, perfect for collectors and enthusiasts of military history.
- Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels, and surface details for an authentic representation of the real-life airplane.
- HISTORY ASPECTS:
- The S-3B Viking was a carrier-based anti-submarine warfare aircraft used by the United States Navy. The VS-21 "Fighting Redtails" squadron flew the S-3B Viking from the USS Kitty Hawk during Operation Iraqi Freedom, providing support for ground troops and conducting reconnaissance missions.
- The S-3B Viking was retired from active duty in 2009, marking the end of its nearly 30-year service with the Navy. During its time in service, the S-3B Viking played a crucial role in maritime operations and was a vital asset in the fight against submarines.
- The VS-21 "Fighting Redtails" squadron was first established in 1948 and was one of the oldest squadrons in the Navy. They participated in several conflicts throughout their history, including World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf War.
- The S-3B Viking 1/72 diecast Model VS-21 "Fighting Redtails", USS Kitty Hawk, 2005, is a highly detailed and accurate replica of this iconic aircraft. It's a perfect addition to any aviation enthusiast's collection or as a gift for a military history buff.