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BIGGEST RA-3B Skywarrior VAP-61 Wooden Model

$230.00 $219.95 $164.96 (Currently Sold Out. Inquire for availability)
BIGGEST RA-3B Skywarrior VAP-61 Wooden Model
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Item Description:Item Number: 316
BIGGEST RA-3B Skywarrior VAP-61 Desktop Model Airplane

Wingspan: 18"

Model length: 19"

Code: BW07041

From Mastercraft Collection's Big Wings Series features BIG Mahogany wood desktop model airplane. If you've wanted a more prominent and dominant wood desktop model airplane for your model airplane collection, then this series of airplanes is for you. These model airplane replicas are REALLY HUGE, even MASSIVE, bigger than you've come to expect; and with our prices, you'll get a lot more model for your money. Words and pictures alone are not enough - you just have to see and own one for yourself to know how BIG these desktop model airplanes are!

And now, military history comes alive with this HUGE, never-before-available VAP-61 RA-3B Skywarrior wood desktop model airplane. You've never seen such a BIG, beautiful desktop model airplane! You will definitely fall in love with it - with the US Navy's distinctive VAP-61 wraparound camouflage scheme alone, this desktop model airplane will really stand out on your shelf. Only a few pieces have been commissioned in this production run, so hurry and get VAPPED by this WHALE of a "Whale"!

About VAP-61

VAP-61 Heavy Photo Reconnaissance Squadron (Pacific Theater), established in 1951, used the RA-3B (R stands for Recon) Skywarrior in photo missions over Vietnam. Flying in basically an unarmed aircraft, with only a few versions equipped with tail guns, the brave "Vappers" relied on the speed of the "WHALE" to help them accomplish the job. RA-3B SKYWARRIOR VAP-61 DESKTOP MODEL AIRPLANE IS NOW IN STOCK AND READY TO SHIP DIRECT FROM OUR CALIFORNIA WAREHOUSE!


The Douglas A-3 Skywarrior was a strategic bomber built for the United States Navy, and among the longest serving; it entered service in the mid-1950s and was not retired until 1991. For many years after its introduction, it was also the heaviest aircraft ever flown from an aircraft carrier, earning it the unofficial nickname "The Whale". [1] Its primary function for much of its later service life was as an electronic warfare platform and high capacity tanker.

The EA-3B model was modified for electronic intelligence against the Warsaw Pact. Missions were flown around the globe beginning in 1956, with the EB-47 flying a similar mission. It carried a crew of seven, with flight crew of three in the cockpit and four electronic systems operators in the converted weapons bay. It offered unique electronic reconnaissance capabilities in numerous Cold War-era conflicts and the Vietnam War.

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