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A-4C Skyhawk VMA-225 Enterprise Oct 1962 Cuba

Douglas A4D-2N (A-4C) Skyhawk/Bu. 147776 as CE-02.

In October 1962, 20 USMC A-4D Skyhawks from VMA-225 from Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, N.C. deployed aboard USS Enterprise CVAN-65 spending the last three months of 1962 aboard the "Big E" during the Cuban Missile crisis. The Skyhawks being considered more appropriate for CAS due to their lighter characteristics. This was the first time that a Marine squadron operated from a nuclear-powered carrier, and completing the transfer while underway in the midst of a crisis demonstrated the flexibility for combat commanders afforded by the ship. During the height of the crisis, upward of 100 aircraft would be packed on board Enterprise.

Project summary

US Military US Marine Corps (1798-now)
VMA-225 147779 / CE-6 | FS16440 FS17875

Project inventory

Full kits
1:48 A-4C Skyhawk (Hasegawa 07222)
A-4C Skyhawk
Hasegawa 1:48
07222 (PT22)
2019 | Changed box
Detail and Conversion sets
1:48 A-4B/C Nose Wheel Door (Hypersonic Models HMR 48031)
A-4B/C Nose Wheel Door
Hypersonic Models 1:48
HMR 48031
2019 | New tool
1:48 A-4 Skyhawk FOD covers (Quickboost QB 48 887)
A-4 Skyhawk FOD covers for Hasegawa/Eduard
Quickboost 1:48
QB 48 887
2019 | New tool
1:48 A-4C (Eduard FE280)
A-4C Hasegawa
Eduard 1:48
2005 | New tool
1:48 VMA-225/VMA(AW)-225, Part 2: Jet Aircraft (Impact Decals 48-005)
VMA-225/VMA(AW)-225, Part 2: Jet Aircraft 1958-1972: A4D Skyhawks & A-6 Intruders
Impact Decals 1:48
2013 | New tool

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