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F-101B Voodoo Model, USAF, 60th FIS - Hobby Master HA3712


F-101B Voodoo Model, USAF, 60th FIS - Hobby Master HA3712 - click to enlarge
F-101B Voodoo Model, USAF, 60th FIS - Hobby Master HA3712 - click to enlarge


Item No. HM-HA3712
$79.95
Availability: Sold Out


Description

Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

McDonnell F-101B Voodoo – "57-0364," 60th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, USAF, Otis Air Force Base, Massachusetts, 1970

1:72 Scale.  Length: 9.75".  Wingspan: 6.25"



The 60th Pursuit Squadron was formed on November 20, 1940 at Mitchel Field in New York and on May 15, 1942 was re-designated the 60th Fighter Squadron ‘Fighting Crows’ and on January 20 1950 as the 60th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron. On January 5, 1959 the 60th FIS became the first Air Defense squadron to receive the McDonnell F-101B Voodoo. On April 30, 1971 the 60th FIS was deactivated and F-101B 57-0364 was sold to Canada and became a CF-101B. In 1987 the aircraft became an instructional airframe and was struck off charge in 1993.

The McDonnell F-101 Voodoo was a supersonic jet fighter that served the U.S Air Force and the Royal Canadian Air Force. The F-101 was originally designed as a long-range bomber escort for the Strategic Air Command (SAC). But, after the end of the Korean War and the development of the B-52 Stratofortress, SAC withdrew from the program. Instead, the F-101 was developed as a nuclear-armed fighter-bomber for the Tactical Air Command (TAC) and a photo reconnaissance aircraft. The Voodoo made its first flight on September 29, 1954, with the first production F-101A delivered in May 1957. The improved F-101C became operational in September 1957. A total of 77 F-101As and 47 F-101Cs were built.

The F-101B entered service on January 5, 1959 with the 60th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron. The F-101B was produced in greater numbers than the F-101A and C with a total of 479 delivered by the end of production in March 1961. The aircraft was withdrawn from service with the USAF Air Defense Command between 1969 and 1972, with many surviving aircraft sent to the Air National Guard and serving until 1982. A total of 807 F-101s were built by McDonnell in several variants.


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-101 Voodoo features:

  • Opening canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with removable crew figures
  • Realistic panel lines and antennas
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Detachable weapons
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Box with opening cover panel and F-101 artwork



  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models


    Not suitable for children under the age of 14


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