AMT-Hasegawa 1/72 RA-5C Vigilante Vietnam Camo Finish, A658-130

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AMT-Hasegawa 1/72 RA-5C Vigilante Vietnam Camo Finish, A658-130 plastic model kit

1/72 A658-130 AMT-Hasegawa RA-5C Vigilante Vietnam Camo Finish

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

Limited issue 1970s kit when AMT contracted with Hasegawa. Hasegawa made kits in Japan, and AMT put them in boxes to market them in the USA. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. From Steve Payne and Wiki - The U.S. Navy experimented with aircraft camouflage and painted half of the aircraft of CVW-11 with dark green colours to blend in with the Vietnamese jungle. The results proved inconclusive for the U.S. Navy, whereas the U.S. Air Force concluded that the camouflage was effective. U.S. Navy planes would not be camouflaged until the 1980s. Box art is of U.S. Navy North American RA-5C Vigilante aircraft (BuNo 150834) of Heavy Reconnaissance Squadron RVAH-13 Bats in flight over the Gulf of Tonkin. 150834 was one of three replacement aircraft for RVAH-13 on this deployment, as the squadron had lost three of its six aircraft. RVAH-13 was assigned to Carrier Air Wing 11 (CVW-11) aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63) for a deployment to Vietnam from 19 October 1965 to 13 June 1966.

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