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#AA-2009   1/72 scale  General Dynamics A-12A Avenger II  Naval stealth attacker project

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

31 resin parts

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Clear-resin canopy & Decal

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Span 297 mm

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Length 157 mm

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Unit price: US$50

Shipping charge: US$6.50@

Each model kit contents 1 set of decal. Extra decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal

US$0.2

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Anigrand Craftswork 1/72 scale A-12A Avenger II was selected by FSM's editors as nominee of "Kit of the Year Award 2003"!

"Interesting subject, large resin parts well-cast, openable weapons bays. It sure looks unusual parked next to Tomcats and Hornets!"                             -Davis P. Anderson-

(from the November 2003 issue of FineScale Modeler )

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Aircraft History and Specification

In mid-1980's, U.S. Navy awarded the ATA (Advanced Tactical Aircraft) program as a replacement for the A-6 Intruder. The key improvement over the existing aircraft was stealth ability. In 1988, General Dynamics / McDonnell Douglas were selected to develop a subsonic twin jet carrier- based ATA for attack at night and in bad weather, the A-12 Avenger II. The principal program office was set up at General Dynamics, McDD responded for the project design. The first prototype was expected to complete in 1990. After 3 years of work, the A-12 contractors revealed serious engineering problems and budget over-runs, which caused the first flight delay. In 1991, secretary of Defense terminated the A-12 contract after the prototype completion failure. In 1993, the Forth Worth Aviation Heritage Association launched the A-12 restoration program. General Dynamic provided the A-12 engineering hardware for this restoration. The full-scale mock-up was finally completed and displayed publicly in the museum at Alliance Airport, Forth Worth.

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All weather carrier-based attacker

To meet Navy ATA program requirement

70ft.2in.

37ft.3in.

11ft.4in.

Engine: 2x General Electric F412-GE-D5F2 turbofan

580 mph

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2x AIM-120 Air-to-Air Missile

2x High Speed Anti-Radiation Missile

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Model References

The A-12A Avenger II is suitable to group with the following collection series.

U.S. Tri-services Attacker

Douglas A-1 (AD-1) Skyraider

North American A-2 (AJ-1) Savage

Douglas A-3 (A3D-1) Skywarrior

Douglas A-4 (A4D-1) Skyhawk

North American A-5A (A3J-1) Vigilante

Grumman A-6 (A2F-1) Intruder

LTV A-7 Corsair II

McDonnell Douglas AV-8A Harrier

Northrop YA-9A

Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II

Lockheed A-11 Blackbird

McDonnell Douglas / General Dynamics A-12A Avenger II

Modern U.S. carrier based fighters

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Modern U.S. Navy aircrafts