1/48 Tamiya Skyraider A1-H 


by PHAN NGUYEN Hoang Nguyen



Here's my 2nd submission, a 1/48 Tamiya Skyraider A-1 H of 530th Jupiter, 6th Air Division of VNAF commanded by my uncle, Brigadier- General PHAM Ngoc Sang.
Details to be aware of is that the Skyraiders of the 6th Air division of VNAF came from the 6th SOS of USAF, the numbering on the tail (779) was still the USAF style and both letters ET below were erased (tail code of 6th SOS USAF).  Also the national flag of South Vietnam was not painted on the planes yet.

It's a OOB model with some scratchbuilt and homemade decals.  I made this model by basing it on a photo presenting 2 Skyraiders of the 530th Jupiter at Pleiku airfield (source vnaf.net), and on the others showing the Skyraiders of 6th SOS USAF.

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The extinguisher came from 1/48 Hasegawa US ground crew set A.  It does not correspond with the Vietnam war time, but I didn't find out yet the right one.

Hoang Nguyen

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Photos and text by PHAN NGUYEN Hoang Nguyen