The Douglas A-1 Skyraider was a United States piston engines ground attack aircraft which saw service for almost thirty years because of its rugged utility and ability to carry heavy weapon loads. It was used a great deal during the Vietnam war with United States and South Vietnamese air forces.
The South Vietnamese air force began receiving A-1s from the United States in 1960 and acquired a total of 308 during the course of the war.
By the end of 1965 they were being used by six South Vietnamese squadrons.
This aircraft was flown by General Nguyen Cao Ky, Commanding Officer of the 83rd SOG, VNAF, at Ton Son Nhut from 1965 to 1968.
Tamiya 1/48 kit with Eagle Strike decals and early resin Yankee ejection seat and system for Skyraiders. Painted in Model Master enamels (Dark Brown & Mid green and undersides light grey) and weathered with ground pastels. Completed by Wayne around 2010.