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A-1H Details: ‘Lieutenant America’

August 20, 2017 in Photo Collections

I shot these pics of a restored A-1H, “Lieutenant America”, at Lonesome Pine Regional Airport in Wise County, Va., back in 2011.For a restoration, this Skyraider compares well to photos from Wayne Mutza’s book on A-1’s in Vietnam, Bert Kinzey’s A-1 monograph and the Squadron Walkaround. These pics came in handy when I did my Tamiya A-1H MiG killer a couple of years back, and they should be of use doing the ZM Spad as well.

Some things to note:

– The only framing on the windscreen is the bow framing. The ‘frames’ on the front are seams where the armor ‘glass’ sets against the inside of the windscreen.

– The ‘helmet hook’ just below the port windscreen is actually a visual approach reference for carrier landing, but it did get a workout as a hat rack.

– The landing gear mains have a variety of placards on them for oleo loading and servicing, They are VERY noticeable.

– Tamiya left them off their kit main gear struts, but there are very noticeable anti-shimmy struts that run from the axle tow links diagonally across and front of the struts up into the gear wells.

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8 responses to A-1H Details: ‘Lieutenant America’

  1. These are simply beautiful reference pics, Mike….and very nice photography I might add.

  2. I guess that’s Loo-tenant the American way.nice shots Mike.
    N.

  3. Nah, I´m not buying it. Way too clean. Low points at any competition!

    Thanks for great photos of a true work horse.

  4. Great pictures! Thanks for sharing.

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