This is a 1/72 F4D-1 Skyray Airplane from Tamiya.|
Nicknamed the "Ford," the Skyray was developed based on research by Dr.
Alexander Lippisch during WWII and is the Navy's only operational delta wing
interceptor to date. Over the course of its development and service life
during the 1950s, the F4D-1 set several speed records but never saw combat.
Its proposed successor, the F5D, was never produced.
Detailed 1:72 scale for static display only.
65 parts in light grey and clear with fine recessed panel lines.
Detailed landing gear and enclosed wheel wells.
Cockpit detail: control stick, instrument panel, one piece cockpit
tub, seated pilot figure, and 2 piece ejection seat.
Includes 2 drop tanks, 2 Sidewinder missiles, 2 bombs & 2 rocket
OPTIONS: One decal sheet with 3 marking options:
1: VF(AW)-3, s/n 139164, A/C #17, US Navy.
2: VMF(AW)-114, s/n 139068, A/C #3, US Marines.
3: VMF(AW)-115, s/n 134895, A/C #16, US Marines.
All: Gull Grey upper surfaces with Gloss white undersides.
Flat: Black, White, Aluminum, Dk Grey, Khaki Drab, Olive Drab,
Gloss Colors: Black, White, Blue, Red, Gun Metal, Silver.
One 1:72 F4D-1 Skyray Airplane Kit
Paint: (see MARKING OPTIONS)
Cement for plastics (TESR3512)
Nice-to-have tools: Needle File Set, Sprue Cutter, Airbrush and
Wingspan: 5-1/2" (14.1cm)
Length: 7-1/2" (19cm)