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C-207, Fuerza Aerea Argentina, Falklands/Malvinas War, 1982

Made by Hobby Master, this 1/72 scale die cast model wonderfully replicates the A4 Skyhawk, C-207, flown by 1st Lt. Mariano "Cobra" Velasco of the Argentine Air Force when he dropped three 1,000-lb. bombs to sink the HMS Coventry during the Falklands/Malvinas War in 1982. It features outstanding details such as engraved panel lines; a detailed cockpit with an opening bubble canopy; removable stores including a bomb, missiles and fuel tanks; an aerial refueling probe and a tail hook; optional position landing gear with real rubber tires; a display stand and more. Measures 6¾" long with a 4½" wingspan and arrives ready to display.

11-24-2008

Dear Sir,
I have just being on your website and found a model that is of interest to me.  It is C207 Mariano Valasco`s A4 that flew in the Falklands.

I am very pleased to see that he was one of the most successful Argentinean Skyhawk pilots.  But on the 27th May 1982 his run came to an end although he did survive.  I am in contact with Valasco on a regular basis, we have a lot in common, he flew his plane on many dangerous missions against us.

I am hoping to eventually meet him some day in Argentina and shake his hand, I am really glad he survived, after all it was me who shot him down.   

Great model. 
Regards
Neil

Ex AB Gunner HMS Intrepid.

The following goes through the true story of the pilot and the man who shot him down.

Read more about the Falkland Islands War and Neil Wilkinson, the man who shot this airplane down.   

This is the documentary that is presently being made about Neil Wilkinson.  The entire project started with the letter, in green above, that Neil sent to me several years ago about the model.  The entire story is yet to be told, but you can read a lot by clicking the link above or about the documentary by clicking on the picture to the left, or the Facebook Page below.

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During an "Iron Hand" mission flown from the USS Ticonderoga (CVA-14) on April 26, 1967, Lt. Commander John B. Nichols, III flies alongside the damaged A-4 Skyhawk of Lt. Commander Michael Estocin.Navy F-4 Phantoms and A-4 Skyhawks attack the Thanh Hoa (Dragon's Jaw) Bridge in North Vietnam, in the vicinity of which more than 100 American pilots were shot down during the war.

When I was stationed at naval air station Lemoore, there were several squadrons which had the A-4 skyhawk.  One squadron was a training squadron that was being 127.  01 sees planes fly in and out of the base every single day this is great.

One evening my friend and I were watching an A-4 coming in for landing.  There was something wrong, the plane was coming and too steep and disaster was a probability.  The plane hit the ground blending on its belly tanks.  There was a huge bright flash of light, then nothing used it was totally dark.  The plane came to a dead stop on the runway, and the pilot opened up the cockpit, and just stepped out like nothing happened.  It was as though the plane may just a standard landing.

The next day when I was at work, I watched the cherry picker carrying the airplane right past our hangar.  I was amazed to see that the airplane only had its belly tanks damaged, the rest of the airplane looked just fine.

My time at naval air station Lemoore was very interesting.  I was unlucky enough to see several airplanes crash, unfortunately, one of the pilots didn't make it.  From the Webmaster.

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In the summer of 1972, A-4 Skyhawks and A-6 Intruders complete an Alpha Strike, laying MK 2 and DST Destructor mines in the approach to Haiphong Harbor, North Vietnam. 34"x 19½" limited edition print is signed and numbered by the artist.    
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Print depicts Lt. Everett Alvarez in his A-4 Skyhawk, launching from CV-64 on the first day of bombing attacks on North Vietnam. Alvarez was shot down on this mission and became the first pilot captured over Vietnam. Limited edition print measures 16"x 11½" and is signed and numbered by the artist.

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"Brilliant air scenes." - Roger Ebert.   Nominated for four Academy Awards, this high-flying 1986 action-thriller stars Tom Cruise as a "Top Gun" candidate at the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School who - after his RIO is killed during a training exercise - returns to the USS Enterprise where he is pressed into a climactic dogfight (based on the Gulf of Sidra incident) in his F-14 Tomcat against enemy MiGs. Amazing aerial footage of Tomcats, A-4 Skyhawks, and F-5Es and F-5F Tiger IIs (as the MiGs) makes this an unforgettable delight! Includes a bonus disc with a "making of" documentary, music videos, and more. Widescreen, Dolby Digital 6.1, Rated PG. 1 hr. 49 min.
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Showing you all aspects of modern air combat, this 6-DVD collection includes all six titles - Fly Low, Hit Hard; Target Tank; Eagles in the Sky; Red Star; Flat Tops; and Spies in the Sky - from the In the Cockpit series! You'll view thrilling footage of the A-4 Skyhawk, the F-4 Phantom, the A-7 Corsair II, the Huey Cobra, the F-15 Eagle, the Soviet MiG-29 Fulcrum, the F-14 Tomcat, the SR-71 Blackbird, and many others. 6 hours.
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An extremely accurate model of Mariano Valasco's A-4 Skyhawk Jet FighterLook at Adam Coleman's Model Building Home Page

This plane is a super accurate replica of Mariano Valasco's A-4 Skyhawk.  In 1982 Mariano Valasco, from Argentina, used this plane to sink the HMS Coventry in the Falkland Islands War.  A couple days later Neil Wilkinson, from England, aboard the HMS Intrepid, shot this plane down.  

Years later, Adam Coleman flew to the Falkland Islands to find this plane and copy it exactly.  Adam took detailed photos of every part of the crashed airplane and even took paint chip samples to replicate the original colors so that they exactly matched the real airplane.  This model building exhibit shows both his model and also the real plane crashed on West Falkland Island.  It was a fantastic job all the way around.  Click on the picture of the A-4 for a close-up view.

 

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The A-4 Skyhawk flown by Mariano Valasco in the Falklands / Malvinas War in 1982Neil Wilkinson, the 1982 Falkland Islands War Exhibit.

This is a very unique exhibit with exclusive pictures and stories from Neil Wilkinson the man who shot down the Argentinean Pilot who sunk the HMS Coventry.  This exhibit actually has a photo of  the 40mm Cannon Shell Cartridge that shot down the A-4 Skyhawk that  Lt. Mariano Velasco from Argentina.  Put your name in the guestbook and tell us your story.   Exhibit Added 5 December 2008 and is Growing! Now there is a Movie about Neil Wilkinson and the Argentine Pilots called, Enemy Contact

116 Squadron "The Flying Wing," Israeli Air Force, Yom Kippur War
an A-4E Skyhawk flown by 116 Squadron, "The Flying Wing," of the Israeli Air Force during the Yom Kippur War of 1973.

A-4B Skyhawk flown by Cdr. L.W. Baldwin of VA-106, the "Gladiators," in 1969.

The A-4 Skyhawk was designed as a small light weight jet attack aircraft capable of operating from aircraft carriers. The Skyhawk was used extensively during the war in Vietnam where it gained a reputation for being rugged and reliable. A-4s were also used by the Blue Angels flight demonstration team. The Blue Angles are well known the world over for their impressive performances of precision aerobatics. Flying in tight formation, these four outstanding U.S. Navy flyers captivate their audiences with breath-taking maneuvers. Open or closed canopy with detailed cockpit and pilot. Optional two external fuel tanks, center bomb pylon with six bombs and two wing mounted missiles. Decals to build any one of the four aircraft from the Blue Angels team of 1978 or A-4E Skyhawk, BUNO, 149996, pilot LCDR John S. McCain, VA-45 Klansmen, USS Forrestal, June 1967.

"Lady Jessie," VA-164, USS Hancock
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Roger Ebert.   Nominated for four Academy Awards, this high-flying 1986 action-thriller stars Tom Cruise as a "Top Gun" candidate at the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School who - after his RIO is killed during a training exercise - returns to the USS Enterprise where he is pressed into a climactic dogfight (based on the Gulf of Sidra incident) in his F-14 Tomcat against enemy MiGs. Amazing aerial footage of Tomcats, A-4 Skyhawks, and F-5Es and F-5F Tiger IIs

Navy F-4 Phantoms and A-4 Skyhawks attack the Thanh Hoa (Dragon's Jaw) Bridge in North Vietnam, in the vicinity of which more than 100 American pilots were shot down during the war.

Lt. Everett Alvarez in his A-4 Skyhawk, launching from CV-64 on the first day of bombing attacks on North Vietnam. Alvarez was shot down on this mission and became the first pilot captured over Vietnam.

 A-4E Skyhawk flown by the VA-212 "Rampant Raiders" from the USS Hancock (CVA-19) on tactical sorties against North Vietnamese military and logistics targets during Operation Freedom Train in 1972,

A-4 Skyhawk flown by Lt. Commander John McCain of the VA-46 "Clansmen!"  McCain's Skyhawk - which he flew from the carrier USS Forrestal (CV-59) -

In the late 1960s and 1970s, Israeli Air Force Skyhawks were the primary ground-attack aircraft in the War of Attrition and in the Yom Kippur War.  IAF Skyhawk from that era features textured surfaces, a detailed cockpit, a refueling probe, two 300-gallon fuel tanks and six 500-pound GP bombs with anti-sway braces, extended jet pipes for protection against heat-seeking missiles

A-4E Skyhawk flown by Lt. Cmdr. John McCain of the VA-46 "Clansmen" off the USS Forrestal (CV-59) in the Gulf of Tonkin in 1967

A-4E Skyhawk flown by the VA-212 "Rampant Raiders" from the USS Hancock (CVA-19) on tactical sorties against North Vietnamese military and logistics targets during Operation Freedom Train in 1972

"The Last Skyhawk" This is the last one of the most historic of its type: A-4M BuNo 160264, the delivery of which - on February 27, 1979 - marked the end of the Skyhawk's incredible 25-year production run.

the A-4B Skyhawk flown by Cdr. L.W. Baldwin of VA-106, the "Gladiators," off the USS Essex (CV-9) in 1969.

VF-126, Naval Air Station, Miramar, CA, 1992


In the summer of 1972, A-4 Skyhawks and A-6 Intruders complete an Alpha Strike, laying MK 2 and DST Destructor mines in the approach to Haiphong Harbor, North Vietnam.

During an "Iron Hand" mission flown from the USS Ticonderoga (CVA-14) on April 26, 1967, Lt. Commander John B. Nichols, III flies alongside the damaged A-4 Skyhawk of Lt. Commander Michael Estocin.

An A-4D Skyhawk of VMA-224 - the first U.S. Marine unit to field the A-4D - releases its fuel tanks after a bomb run over North Vietnam in 1966.

On a day - during her first deployment to the Gulf of Tonkin - when the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) set a record by flying 165 sorties, two A-4 Skyhawks head off on a bombing mission with an F-4 Phantom riding escort.

Zigzagging out of the target area at low level, A-4s led by VA-163 Commander Wynn Foster fly flat out just a few feet above the spectacular coastal landscape of North Vietnam, near Haiphong in June 1966.

With A-1 Skyraiders and A-4 Skyhawks providing close air support, Lt. Hal Moore and the troopers of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division stand their ground during the battle of the la Drang Valley, Vietnam, 1965.

An A-4 Skyhawk from VA-192, the "Golden Dragons," begins an attack run over North Vietnam in 1967.

Nicknamed "Scooter" due to its small size and its speed and agility, the A-4 Skyhawk was flown by the U.S. Navy "Blue Angels" Flight Demonstration Squadron from 1974-86.

A-4B Skyhawk flown by Cdr. L.W. Baldwin of VA-106, the "Gladiators," off the USS Essex (CV-9) in 1969.

the A-4E Skyhawk that Sen. John McCain of VA-163, the "Saints," was flying when he was shot down by a missile over North Vietnam in 1967.

one of the most historic of its type: A-4M BuNo 160264, the delivery of which - on February 27, 1979 - marked the end of the Skyhawks incredible 25-year production run

VF-126, Naval Air Station, Miramar, CA, 1992

the most historic of its type: A-4M BuNo 160264, the delivery of which - on February 27, 1979 - marked the end of the Skyhawk's incredible 25-year production run.

A-4E Skyhawk flown by the VA-212 "Rampant Raiders" from the USS Hancock (CVA-19) on tactical sorties against North Vietnamese military and logistics targets during Operation Freedom Train in 1972

A-4E Skyhawk flown by Lt. Cmdr. John McCain of the VA-46 "Clansmen" off the USS Forrestal (CV-59) in the Gulf of Tonkin in 1967

A4 Skyhawk, C-207, flown by 1st Lt. Mariano "Cobra" Velasco of the Argentine Air Force when he dropped three 1,000-lb. bombs to sink the HMS Coventry during the Falklands/Malvinas War in 1982.

In the late 1960s and 1970s, Israeli Air Force Skyhawks were the primary ground-attack aircraft in the War of Attrition and in the Yom Kippur War.

A-4 Skyhawk flown by Lt. Commander John McCain of the VA-46 "Clansmen!

A-4E Skyhawk flown by the VA-212 "Rampant Raiders" from the USS Hancock (CVA-19) on tactical sorties against North Vietnamese military and logistics targets during Operation Freedom Train in 1972

Skyhawk flown off the USS Ticonderoga by LCDR Michael Estocin of the U.S. Navy's VA-192 "Golden Dragons" on two dangerous SHRIKE missions against Haiphong, North Vietnam, in April, 1967. Shot down and presumed killed during the second attack, Estocin was ultimately awarded the Medal of Honor for "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty."

No. 805 Sqn., Royal Australian Navy, HMAS Melbourne, 1977

16 Douglas A-4G Skyhawks that were built or modified exclusively for the Royal Australian Navy

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A-4G Skyhawk from the Australian Ship HMAS MelbourneA-4G Skyhawk
No. 805 Sqn., Royal Australian Navy, HMAS Melbourne, 1977
 one of the 16 Douglas A-4G Skyhawks that were built or modified exclusively for the Royal Australian Navy features engraved panel lines, a detailed cockpit with an opening canopy and a removable pilot figure, realistic 20mm cannons, removable ordnance and fuel tanks, a prototypical aerial refueling probe and exhaust nozzle, optional-position landing gear, No. 805 "Checkmates" Squadron markings from 1977, when the unit flew off the HMAS Melbourne.

From the Webmaster:  I was stationed on the USS Kitty Hawk and right across the dock from us, in Hawaii, was the HMS Melbourne.  I was totally surprised to see the size difference between the two carriers.  When I was standing on our hangar deck, if I stood on my tip toes, I could see the flight deck of the Melbourne exactly at my eye level. 

US Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Team, A4 Skyhawk Jet Fighters


Jack Fellows. Nicknamed "Scooter" due to its small size and its speed and agility, the A-4 Skyhawk was flown by the U.S. Navy "Blue Angels" Flight Demonstration Squadron from 1974-86. Here, "Blues" 5 and 6 perform a high-alpha, low-speed pass.

A-4 Skyhawk from VA-192 the World Famous Golden Dragons

Golden Dragon

David Poole. An A-4 Skyhawk from VA-192, the "Golden Dragons," begins an attack run over North Vietnam in 1967.

A-4 Skyhawk Blue Angles Jet Fighter

A-4F Skyhawk U.S. Navy "Blue Angels," Pensacola NAS, Florida.   The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron "Blue Angels" replaced the powerful F-4J Phantom II in 1974 with the nimble McDonnell Douglas A-4F Skyhawk II, which was more aerobatic and allowed tighter display in front of an audience.  A-4F Skyhawk II flown by the "Blue Angels" from 1974-86

A-4 Skyhawk from Attack Squadron VA-192 Stationed in Lemoore California
Skyhawk flown off the USS Ticonderoga by LCDR Michael Estocin of the U.S. Navy's VA-192 "Golden Dragons" on two dangerous SHRIKE missions against Haiphong, North Vietnam, in April, 1967. Shot down and presumed killed during the second attack, Estocin was ultimately awarded the Medal of Honor for "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty."  A fitting and colorful tribute to an American hero.  VA-192 is Attack Squadron 192 and was stationed at Naval Air Station Lemoore in Lemoore CA.  The real name of VA-192 is the World Famous Golden Dragons and it is World Famous because it was featured in two movies,  The Bridges at Toko Ri and in The Fighting Lady.  Here's an exhibit about VA-192 on the USS Kitty Hawk in 1977 -1978

From the Webmaster.  I was attached to VA-192 when we were stationed on the USS Kitty Hawk, then we were flying the A-7E Corsair II.

Yankie Station

Yankee Station
Randall Wilson.
On a day - during her first deployment to the Gulf of Tonkin - when the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) set a record by flying 165 sorties, two A-4 Skyhawks head off on a bombing mission with an F-4 Phantom riding escort. 28½"x 19" limited edition print is signed and numbered by the artist.

A-4 Skyhawk Tribute

Skyhawk Tribute
Roy Grinnell.
An A-4D Skyhawk of VMA-224 - the first U.S. Marine unit to field the A-4D - releases its fuel tanks after a bomb run over North Vietnam in 1966. 32"x 25" limited edition, numbered print is signed by the artist and by 23 Skyhawk pilots.   

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Rapier Missiles attack an A-4 Skyhawk in the Falklands Islands War.

 

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