Trumpeter 02809 North American RA-5C Vigilante 1/48 Scale Plastic Model Kit

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Trumpeter is an internationally recognized injection molded plastic model kit manufacturer that produces unique subjects of excellent detail and quality. - The RA-5C was developed in parallel with the A-5B, and first flew on 30 June 1962. The new BLC scheme proved a little tricky, as it required more engine power. As the RA-5C was substantially heavier than the A-5A, this meant that once the BLC system was engaged the aircraft lost power and tended to drop abruptly. The major difference from the A-5B was the RA-5C"s equipment. The RA-5C entered fleet service in 1964. 43 RA-5Cs were built, following the 12 A-5Bs that had been completed as RA-5Cs. After this batch of 43 was completed, the 43 surviving A-5As and A-5Bs were rebuilt to RA-5C standard, and the production line was shut down. The RA-5C proved so useful in Vietnam that the Navy ordered 46 more RA-5Cs in 1968. Only 36 were actually completed, however, with the last rolling off the production line in August 1970. This final batch featured J-79-GE-10 engines with 79.46 k - By this time, the RA-5C had plenty of power and it was no longer such a handful on carrier deck landings - Markings included for RA-5C, Bu - No.151726, of RVAH-5 USS America (CVN-66). This finely detailed plastic model kit requires assembly and painting. « less
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