Hobby Master 1:72 HA2913 Douglas A-1H Skyraider BuNo 142059 "Puff The Magic Dragon" VA-165 "Boomers" USS Intrepid, summer 1966
Douglas A-1H Skyraider 142059 was delivered to VA-125 in 1956 and served with four other squadrons before going to the VA-165 “Boomers” in 1963. Between April 1966 and November 1966, VA-165 carried out its third and final tour of Vietnam. On board the USS Intrepid were VA-125 and one squadron of A-4 Skyhawks. A-1H 142059 “Puff The Magic Dragon” was assigned to Lt. Cdr “Speed” Ritzman for this period. In 1967 this aircraft was transferred to the USAF and later to the VNAF where it was shot down in May 1968.