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F-105D Thunderchief Model, USAF, 354th TFS - Hobby Master HA2514


F-105D Thunderchief Model, USAF, 354th TFS - Hobby Master HA2514 - click to enlarge
F-105D Thunderchief Model, USAF, 354th TFS - Hobby Master HA2514 - click to enlarge


Item No. HM-HA2514
$89.95
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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Republic F-105D Thunderchief – #62-4360, "Iron Duke," 354th TFS, 355th TFW, USAF, Takhli RTAFB, Thailand, May 1970

1:72 Scale.  Length: 10.75".  Wingspan: 5.75"



On August 1963, F-105D Thunderchief #62-4360 was delivered to the US Air Force 8th TFW at Itazuke, Japan. Between 1963 and 1968 #62-4360 was moved several times before going to the 469th TFS/388th TFW at Korat RTAFB, Thailand and from 1969 to 1970 it was assigned to the 354th TFS/355th TFW at Takhli RTAFB, Thailand. In May 1970 1st Lt Allan Shulke became the pilot and named it “Iron Duke”. From 1971 until 1983 there were more transfers before going to McClelland AFB as a repair trainer and finally in 1990 as a display at Tinker AFB.

The Republic F-105 Thunderchief was a supersonic fighter/bomber. As the largest single engine fighter ever employed by the USAF, the F-105 would be adapted to deliver a greater bomb load than the ten-man, four-engine bombers of WWII. The F-105 was the primary strike bomber over North Vietnam during the early years of the Vietnam War. Over 20,000 F-105 sorties were flown with 382 aircraft lost (nearly half of the 833 produced) including 62 operational losses. Although it lacked the agility of the enemies MiG fighters, Thunderchiefs were credited with downing 27.5 enemy aircraft. First flown in 1955, the F-105 entered service with the U.S. Air Force in 1958.


Hobby Master offers a wide selection of quality, pre-assembled, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted to a high level of accuracy using specifications of the original aircraft. They are constructed with precision-made diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of an F-105 Thunderchief features:

  • Opening cockpit canopy
  • Removable pilot figure
  • Realistic panel lines
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Detachable weapons and external fuel tanks
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Box with F-105 Thunderchief artwork



  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models


    This item is not suitable for children under the age of 14 years


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