Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Republic F-105D Thunderchief – 61-0069, “Cherry Girl”, Capt. Larry Wiggins, 469th TFS, 388th TFW, USAF, Korat RTAFB, Thailand, 1967, Vietnam War
1:72 Scale. Length: 10.75". Wingspan: 5.75"
Limited production of approximately 500 models worldwide
Republic F-105D Thunderchief 61-0069, c/n D264, was built in 1961 and spent the next 3 years as a test aircraft. On March 23, 1967 61-0069 joined the 469th TFS/388th TFW at Korat RTAFB in Thailand. On June 3, 1967 Captain Larry Wiggins with ‘Cherry Girl’ painted on top of the nose damaged a MiG-17 with an AIM-9 missile and finished the job with his 20mm gun. Soon after the aircraft returned to the U.S.A. and ended its active service on a pedestal at the SAC Museum in Nebraska.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with removable pilot figure
Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended landing gear
Box with F-105 Thunderchief artwork
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 US Air Force in 1958.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14