Currencies:


Next Dispatch will be in
Hours
Mins
Secs
Login  or  Register

1/72 Douglas F4D-1 Skyray


Manufactured by: Tamiya Models

SKU: TM 60741
Price: AU$20.95
AU$18.95

US$14.15;  €13.31
earn: 19 BNA points
Sold Out
Accepted payment methods: PayPal, credit card and bank deposit

  SSL Secured VeriSign Trusted
  • Combine Shipping & Save
  • Ask a question

    To be notified when this product is back in stock please click here.




    Product Description
    This is a plastic model kit, which comes unassembled and unpainted. So glue, model paints and other basic modelling tools are additionally required.

    Towards the end of World War II, many information about advanced aeronautical technology were captured in Germany by the U.S. Forces. One of them was an analysis of the studies carried out by Dr. Alexander Lippisch on delta winged aircraft. Based upon the information, the Douglas firm developed the F4D Skyray, the only operational interceptor with delta wings in the U.S. Navy. Starting the design in 1947, Douglas was awarded a contract for the construction and testing of two prototypes in December 1948. The first prototype took off on its maiden flight in January 1951. The second prototype flew shortly thereafter, and the airframe set two new world records, absolute speed record of 1,211 km/h and 100km closed course record of 1,171km/h, in October 1953. Having numerous improvements and refinements, the first production F4D-1 made its maiden flight in June 1954 and entered squadren service in April 1956. The distinctive 50 degree sweptback wings with round tips were equipped with leading edge slats and trailing edge elevons. A set of trimmers were installed on the inboard trailing edges of the wings. The outer portions of the wings could be folded upwards by oil pressure for carrier stowage. Although the Skyray never saw any combat, it proved its high capability as an interceptor with numerous world records and scramble actions in Taiwan in response to crises in the late 1950's.

    • Manufactured by: Tamiya Models
    • SKU: TM 60741
    • Package Weight: 220g
    • 0 Units in Stock


    Suggested Tools
    Suggested Tools

    Customers who bought this item also purchased...


    1/72 Nieuport Ni-17 (Weekend Edition)
    1/72 Nieuport Ni-17 (Weekend Edition)
    AU$18.95
    AU$16.95  AU$11.87
    Save: 30% off

    Buy Now

    1/72 Tornado F3
    1/72 Tornado F3
    AU$19.95
    AU$17.50

    Notify me when this product is back in stock
    1/72 IAF C-7 Kfir
    1/72 IAF C-7 Kfir
    AU$20.95
    AU$18.50

    Buy Now

    1/72 Ni 23 - Weekend Edition
    1/72 Ni 23 - Weekend Edition
    AU$18.95
    AU$16.95  AU$11.87
    Save: 30% off

    Buy Now
    1/72 Bell UH-1B Huey
    1/72 Bell UH-1B Huey
    AU$17.95
    AU$15.50

    Notify me when this product is back in stock


    Let us notify you when this product is back in stock!

    Simply enter your details below and we will send you an e-mail when “1/72 Douglas F4D-1 Skyray” is back in stock!

    We will not send you any other e-mails or add you to our newsletter, you will only be e-mailed about this product!