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AFTERMARKET REVIEW


Hypersonic Models A-4B/C Skyhawk Nose Wheel Door
1:48 Scale

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The McDonnel Douglas A-4 Skyhawk represents one of the most enduring subjects among many scale modelers.  Hasegawa’s extensive family of A-4s represents the best Scooters in 1:48 scale.  However, the Hasegawa A-4B/C kits could use a little bit of help in terms of the accuracy of their nose gear doors (which generally represent those of later Skyhawks).

This set by Hypersonic Models provides a correction set for the Hasegawa A-4B/C.  It consists of two cast resin parts representing the nose gear well door and nose gear door actuator.  These parts accord just about perfectly with my reference photos of the gear well door of the A-4C on display at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.  There’s some really good detail on the inside of the door including some great raised rivets and spars.

The configuration of the parts here also allows you to include (or not) the antenna for the AGM-12 Bullpup air-to-ground missile (Hasegawa kit part E14; check your references for your particular aircraft).  You’ll have to do a little bit of kit surgery to carve two little rectangular notches to accommodate the gear door hinges.

Overall you can’t go wrong with this small but very useful aftermarket detail set.  Builders of any early Skyhawk will find it a great little addition to their build.

Many thanks are owed to Hypersonic Models for the review sample.  You can find them on the web and purchase this set at http://www.hypersonicmodels.com.  On Facebook, follow their latest news and see upcoming releases at https://www.facebook.com/hypersonicmodels/

Haagen Klaus
Scale Modeling News & Reviews Editor
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