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Hobby Master RA-5C Vigilante AJ602 USS Nimitz 1978 1/72 HA4705

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Hobby Master RA-5C Vigilante AJ602 BuNo 156624, RVAH-6  "Fleurs" USS Nimitz 1978 1/72  diecast metal and plastic parts. Fully assembled.  HA4703 

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 156624 was accepted by the USN in January 1970 and assigned to Reconnaissance Attack Squadron 6 (RVAH-6) “Fleurs” for 1970 and 1971 on a cruise aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63). Over the next 7 years the aircraft moved to RVAH-5 “Savage Sons”, 
RVAH-9 “Hoot Owls”, RVAH-12 “Speartips” before returning to RVAH-6 as AJ602 assigned to pilot LCDR Joe Gerber and RAN Lt. Jomo Thomas.

RA-5C 156624 made its final flight in mid-1978 and now displayed at the National Naval Aviation Museum at NAS Pensacola, Florida wearing AJ-601 from its last cruise aboard the USS Nimitz

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