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RA5C Vigilante Aircraft Plastic Model Airplane Kit 1/48 Scale
Product Number: TSM02809
Manufacturer: Trumpeter
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Assemble the RA-5C Vigilante with this 1:48 Scale Plastic Model Kit from Trumpeter. Suitable for Ages 14 & Older.

Product Features
  • Top-quality, injection molded plastic parts with a high level of detail and accuracy.
  • Well-defined cockpit with ejector seats.
  • Film parts realistically reproduce control panels.
  • Clear and frosted clear canopy parts.
  • Exquisitely detailed engine.
  • Highly detailed landing gear.
  • Complete undercarriage detail including the "canoe".
  • MK-43's, and optional MK-28's and flash pods.
  • Waterslide decals with authentic aircraft roundells and markings.
  • Illustrated assembly guide.
Product Specifications
  • Scale: 1:48
  • Length: 18-3/4" (475mm)
  • Wingspan: 13-1/4" (337mm)
  • Parts: 237
  • Trumpeter Product Number: 02809
What's Included

One Plastic Model

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  • One Decal Sheet with Markings for 2 US Navy Versions
  • 1: USS America, serial number 151726
  • 2: USS Nimitz, serial number 156624
  • Airframe & Detail Paint Colors: -Insignia Red, White Insignia, Light Gull Gray, Burnt Iron
Most Helpful Reviews
Nice kit but some problems.
By Ed H. November 18, 2013
The two fuselage halves came out of the box warped (well documented problem for this kit) which was corrected by using a Nautilus brace (available via the web). The fuselage seams required much filler and sanding as did the wing joints and intakes. The detail on the kit is somewhat overdone but nothing a light sanding didn't cure. The flaps and slats come as separate pieces from the wing and are designed to be built in the down position, however the Vigilante when shut down commands the slats and flaps to retract. When built in this configuration the slats and flaps are actually thicker than the wing which leads to some heavy sanding. I also had problems with the canopies fitting correctly. They seemed to be too narrow for the fuselage and took some work to fit. I guess if I had built the model with the canopies open this would have been a non-issue. Finally, make sure you got some room for this one!!! It is BIG!!! Overall, even with all the issues this is still a nice kit (and currently the only one on the market in this scale) that I am aware of at least!!!
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Customers Reviews
Nice kit but some problems.
By Ed H. November 18, 2013
The two fuselage halves came out of the box warped (well documented problem for this kit) which was corrected by using a Nautilus brace (available via the web). The fuselage seams required much filler and sanding as did the wing joints and intakes. The detail on the kit is somewhat overdone but nothing a light sanding didn't cure. The flaps and slats come as separate pieces from the wing and are designed to be built in the down position, however the Vigilante when shut down commands the slats and flaps to retract. When built in this configuration the slats and flaps are actually thicker than the wing which leads to some heavy sanding. I also had problems with the canopies fitting correctly. They seemed to be too narrow for the fuselage and took some work to fit. I guess if I had built the model with the canopies open this would have been a non-issue. Finally, make sure you got some room for this one!!! It is BIG!!! Overall, even with all the issues this is still a nice kit (and currently the only one on the market in this scale) that I am aware of at least!!!
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