US Navy S-3B Viking 'Operation Enduring Freedom' VS-33 'Screwbirds' USS Stennis 2009 Hobby Master HA4913 Scale 1:72
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US Navy S-3B Viking 'Operation Enduring Freedom' VS-33 'Screwbirds' USS Stennis 2009 Hobby Master HA4913 Scale 1:72

US Navy S-3B Viking 'Operation Enduring Freedom' VS-33 'Screwbirds' USS Stennis 2009 Hobby Master HA4913 Scale 1:72

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US Navy S-3B Viking 'Operation Enduring Freedom' VS-33 'Screwbirds' USS Stennis 2009 Hobby Master HA4913 Scale 1:72
Hobby master Air Power Series

1:72 Scale
Die-cast metal with a minimum of plastic. Professionally painted. All markings are pad applied for superb results. Crew figure. Comes with display stand. Landing gear can be displayed up or down. Extremely sought after by collectors. IIn 1974 the Lockheed S-3 Viking entered service with the USN as a twin-engine jet aircraft used for enemy submarine warfare. By the late 1990’s the role shifted to surface warfare providing the carrier battle group with long range surveillance capabilities and aerial refueling. The S-3 was in production from 1974 until 1978 with 186 (187) aircraft completed. Most airframes saw upgrades to the S-3B and sixteen became ES-3A “Shadow” electronic intelligence collection aircraft. The low pitch sound of the engines earned the S-3 the nickname “Hoover” after the vacuum cleaner. VS-29 “Dragonfires” was formed in 1960 and served from 1966 through 1972 in the Gulf of Tonkin. In 1975 VS-29 transitioned from the S-2 Tracker to the new S-3A Viking while stationed on the USS Enterprise. In 1977 the “Dragonfires” deployed on the USS Ranger and later spent repeated times onboard the USS Kitty Hawk, Carl Vinson and Abraham Lincoln. S-3A 15930 MSN 349A-3026 was converted to an S-3B. VS-29 was decommissioned in 2004 and S-3B 15930 transferred to VS-30 “Diamondcutters” before going to AMARC in 2005. Specifications for the Lockheed S-3 Viking Crew – 4 / 1 x Pilot, 1 x Co-Pilot, 1 x TACCO, 1 x Sensor Operator (TFO) Dimensions Length – 53 ft 4 in (16.26 m) Wingspan Unfolded – 68 ft 8 in (20.93 m) Folded – 29 ft 6 in (9.00 m) Height – 22 ft 9 in (6.93 m)
Additional Info
  • Stock#
    HA4913
  • Brand
    Hobby Master
  • Country of Manufacture
  • Scale
    1:72
  • Material
    Die-cast Metal
  • Aircraft Type
    Fixed-Winged
  • Era
    Modern
  • Aircraft
    Vikings S-3B
  • Propulsion
    Jet-Powered
  • Role
    Surveillance
  • Country
    United States
Warning: Choking Hazard! Contains small parts. Not a toy. Not for children under 3 years.
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