Lockheed C-130 Israel Air Force 4X-FBQ
In 1976, PLO terrorists hijacked an Air France Airbus A300 as it landed at Entebbe Airport in Uganda. Supported by Uganda’s dictator Idi Amin, the terrorists were able to hold over 100 passengers and crew hostage for more than a week. Another 150 hostages (all non-Israelis) were released within the first 48 hours of the standoff. Israeli Defense Forces eventually ended the hostage taking by conducting a night raid involving four Hercules C130 aircraft and over 100 Israeli Commandoes. In the 90 minute raid nicknamed Operation Thunderbolt, 102 hostages were rescued, five Israeli commandos were wounded and one, the unit commander, Lt. Col. Yonatan Netanyahu, was killed. All of the hijackers, three hostages and 45 Ugandan soldiers were killed, and thirty Soviet-built MiG-17s and MiG-21s of Uganda’s air force were destroyed.
This 1:48 scale model consists of 35 pages that include detailed Instructions and Assembly Diagrams along with full colour, richly detailed parts.
The finished model has a 33″ wingspan and includes extended range fuel tanks and detailed Landing Gear components.
Also includes optional parts for open Engine inspection panels.
Paper Model Details:
over 300 parts on 28 pages with illustrated Instructions and Build Tips pages.
– recessed Landing Gear wells
-long range fuel tanks
– detailed Landing gear
– historically accurate markings and paint scheme,
– Fuselage bulkheads and Joiner strips.
Skill Level 4/5