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Assembling the ATC(H) (VUSBX14)

 

ATC(H) (VUSBX15)Follow this guide to correctly assemble your ATC(H). For metal and resin models like this one, we recommend you use cyanoacrylate ‘Super Glue’.

GF9 Super Glue is available in the online store…

Contact the customer service team at [email protected] if you have any issues with any of the components.
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Step 1. Add the bow to the hull (you don’t have to glue this part).Step 2. Glue the pilot’s deck to the hull.Below. Hull assembled correctly.
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Step 3. Glue the guns into their turrets.You have the option of replacing one of your Mk 16 20mm guns with a Mk 19 40mm Grenade MG, so four turrets are provided.
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Below. Fully assembled ATC(H)
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Happy modelling!
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Armored Troop Carrier (H) (VUSBX14) Spotlight

 

ATC(H) (VUSBX14)Includes one Armored Troop Carrier boat, with options for the ATC(H) and ATC(H) Aid Boat.

The ATC boats converted from LCM-6 landing craft developed in the 1950s for ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore use. The converted LCM designs added 0.25 inch armor plating in many areas to protect the superstructure from critical damage caused by rockets.

Check out the ATC(H) in the online store here…

The upgraded armored ATC made up about half of the river craft deployed by the United States during the Vietnam War, in effect making the ATC the “workhorse” of the river war. Some ATCs had helicopter decks added and became ATC(H).

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Aaron Mathie

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The ATCATC(H) (VUSBX14)

Length:

56’ 1” (17m)
Beam:17’ 6” (5.3m)
Draft:3’ 6” (1m)
Displacement:155,000lb (70 tonnes)
Speed:8.5 knots (16km/h)
Crew:7

The Armored Troop Carrier (H) in ‘Nam 

 

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ATC Tent plug-in Special Order (VSO112)
The ATC(H) includes the helipad bow piece, giving you the versatility to field it as a transport in either a Combat Platoon or a Weapons Platoon (as an Aid Boat) role.If you want to field a ‘rag-top’ ATC, you can replace the helipad piece with the  ATC Tent special order piece (VSO112) available here from the web store…
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ATC with ATC Tent plug-in (VSO112)
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A4E Skyhawk (VUSBX19) Spotlight

 

A4E Skyhawk (VAC02)Includes two A-4E Skyhawk with optional weapon upgrades, four rare earth magnets,  two Plastic flight stands & two Decal sheets.

The Douglas A-4E Skyhawk was a single-engined attack and fighter aircraft that saw extensive service through the 1960s and ’70s. With a top speed of 600 miles per hour (970km/h) it could deliver a payload of explosives on top of the enemy with pinpoint accuracy and then vanish before they knew what hit them.

Check out the A-4E Skyhawk in the online store…

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Aaron Mathie

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The A-4E Skyhawk in ‘Nam

 
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Painting the A-4E Skyhawk

Decal Sheet
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Skyraider (VUSBX18) Spotlight

 

A-1 Skyraider (VUSBX18)
includes two Skyraiders with optional weapon upgrades, four Rare earth magnets, two Plastic flight stands & two Decal sheets.

Check out the Skyraider in the online store here…

Brief History of the Skyraider

In the early days of the US involvement in the Vietnam conflict, the Geneva Convention forbid the US military to use jet aircraft in a military role. Enter the Skyraider! The powerful aircraft served the Air Force and Navy well for those first few months until the restriction was lifted and the more powerful bombers were brought online. However, that was not the end of the Spad’s career in Vietnam. It had a lot more still to offer.As the years wore on, the Skyraider became a ubiquitous weapon in the US military’s arsenal. Its 15 hard points under its wings could carry and deliver an assortment of torpedoes, mine dispensers, minigun pods, white phosphorous bombs, high explosive rockets, 500lb bombs, cluster bombs, and napalm. The aircraft’s own 20mm cannon could unload a further 800 rounds.

Each aircraft was an army unto itself. Its slow speed was an asset because it allowed the aircraft to deliver its weapons on target with excellent accuracy. Jet attack planes were sometimes too fast to deliver accurate strikes, making the Skyraider better suited for close air support.

Skyraider ground attack missions included preparing landing zones for helicopters, supporting friendly infantry, covering rescue operations, disrupting known North Vietnamese supply lines, and whatever else asked of it. If a pilot completed his mission and still had ordnance left, he would radio the local friendly forces and get a target to spend the last of his payload. Never did a Skyraider return to base or the aircraft carrier with ordnance still remaining! They became a major and vital part of the Vietnam War.

Towards the late 1960s, the Skyraider was slowly (and reluctantly, according to many Spad pilots) replaced by the new A4 Skyhawks and A6 Intruder jet attack aircraft. However, there were always missions that the Skyraider could do best.

The aircraft soldiered on in US service until the last one was removed from active duty in 1972. However, a good number of Skyraiders were given to the South Vietnamese air force, which made use of them until the conclusion of the war.

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Khairul Effendy

A-1 Skyraider (VUSBX18)
The Skyraider in ‘Nam
Props Forever!: The Skyraider in Vietnam

Mike and Phil present a history of the Skyraider in Vietnam.

Props Forever!: The Skyraider in Vietnam here…