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RA5C Vigilante US Navy, AJ602/156624, LCDR Joe Gerber and LT Jomo Thomas, RVAH-6, USS Nimitz, 1978 (Hobbymaster HA4705)

RA5C Vigilante US Navy, AJ602/156624, LCDR Joe Gerber and LT Jomo Thomas, RVAH-6, USS Nimitz, 1978  HA4705
RA5C Vigilante US Navy, AJ602/156624, LCDR Joe Gerber and LT Jomo Thomas, RVAH-6, USS Nimitz, 1978  HA4705 image 1RA5C Vigilante US Navy, AJ602/156624, LCDR Joe Gerber and LT Jomo Thomas, RVAH-6, USS Nimitz, 1978  HA4705 image 2RA5C Vigilante US Navy, AJ602/156624, LCDR Joe Gerber and LT Jomo Thomas, RVAH-6, USS Nimitz, 1978  HA4705 image 3RA5C Vigilante US Navy, AJ602/156624, LCDR Joe Gerber and LT Jomo Thomas, RVAH-6, USS Nimitz, 1978  HA4705 image 4
RA5C Vigilante US Navy, AJ602/156624, LCDR Joe Gerber and LT Jomo Thomas, RVAH-6, USS Nimitz, 1978 (Hobbymaster HA4705)
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Specifications
Category:Aircraft Models
Subcategory:1:72 Hobby Master
Scale:1 : 72
ISBN/Box:HA4705
Publisher/Brand:Hobbymaster
Availability:No longer available from us.

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Product description

Category Aircraft Models, Subcategory 1:72 Hobby Master, Scale 1 : 72, ISBN/Box HA4705, Publisher/Brand Hobbymaster

Die-cast metal.
Superb detailing in 1/72 scale.
Pre-painted with pad applied markings.
Fully assembled.
Comes with crew figure
Display stand included.
Option to display model with wheels up or down.
Minimum use of plastic.

The North American A3J Vigilante first flew on August 31, 1958 and was in service until
November 1979. Originally designed as a Mach 2 all-weather bomber; the aircraft eventually had
a new role of high-speed reconnaissance. In 1962 the Vigilante received new designators, the
original A3J-1 became the A-5A, A3J-2 became A-5B while the reconnaissance version A3J-3P
became the RA-5C and first flew June 30, 1962. The Vigilante was the largest and fastest aircraft
to operate from an aircraft carrier. The RA-5C was heavily used in the Vietnam War.


North American RA-5C Vigilante 156610 was manufactured as C/N 316-3 and delivered to the
USN in June 1969. First assigned to RVAH-3 and then in late 1969 until early 1972 with
RVAH-11. The rest of 1972 was spent with RVAH-1 and later with RVAH-5, RVAH-3 and from
1976 and into 1978 with RVAH-6 “Fleurs”. In 1978 RVAH-6 RA5C 156610 was assigned to
Cdr. Gordy Wileen and Cdr. Al Frank on the USS Nimitz. On October 31 1978 with RVAH-12
156610 was written off at NAS Rota Spain.


Specifications for the North American RA-5C Vigilante
Crew – 2 / tandem twin cockpits x Pilot in front cockpit, Reconnaissance Attack Navigator in the
rear
Number of Aircraft – 91 new built, converted aircraft 43 A-5A and the first 6 A-5B = 140

Dimensions
Length – 76 ft 7 in (23.3 m)
Wingspan – 53 ft 2in (16.2 m)
Height – 19 ft 5 in (5.9 m)

Weight
Empty – 37,500 lb (17,000 kg)
Maximum – 79,600 lb (36,100 kg)

Performance
Engines – 2 x General Electric J79-GE-10 turbojets with each engine producing 17,859 lbs of
thrust.
Speed
Maximum – 1,320 mph (2,125 km/h)
Service Ceiling – 52,100 ft (15,900 m)
Range – 2,050 miles (3,300 km)

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