A-3D-2 Skywarrior Strategic Bomber 1/48 Trumpeter
The Douglas A-3 Skywarrior was a strategic nuclear bomber developed for the US Navy. The aircraft had a largely conventional semi-monocoque fuselage with two J57 turbojet engines in underwing nacelles. The A-3's wings can be folded for storage below deck. It sports a radar-controlled tail turret and a crew of three. The A-3 Skywarrior project started in 1947.The prototype XA3D-1 first flew in October 1952 and then entered service with the Navy Heavy Attack Squadron One in 1956. Production ended in 1961. In total Douglas built 282 Skywarriors.
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- Painting and assembly required
- Clear parts for canopy
- Photo-etched parts for seat belts and harnesses
- Detailed fuselage, wings and cockpit
- 15 sprues, fuselage and tires
- Wings can be folded
- Illustrated instructions
A. US Navy, VAH-9, A-3D-2, 7/AC (BuNo. 138941)
Light Gull Grey
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