by Randy Colvin
scale Skyraider is available online from Squadron
This is the Tamiya 1/48 scale U.S. Navy A-1H
Skyraider before the Air Force version was released.
When this kit first came out several years ago they
had announced an Air Force version would be following soon but I wasn’t
going to wait. Aeromaster had just released several decal sheets for the
Skyraider at that time and I choose to do an aircraft from sheet 48-342
“Air War Over Vietnam”. It was “The Proud American”, A-1H, Serial #34555
that was flown by Col. Ed Walsh, 1st Special Operatoins Wing, Nakhon
Phanom in July of 1971.
Although I built this a few years ago it is still one of the best kits I
have ever done and I remember the kit being trouble free during
construction. There’s nothing about this kit I didn’t like and one of
the few kits that just seemed to “fall together”.
I have another Tamiya Skyraider sitting on my dusty “to do” shelf. And
there’s still four more aircraft on the Aeromaster sheet and I will do
another one eventually.
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