Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
North American F-100D Super Sabre – "Pretty Penny", 481st TFS “Crusaders”, USAF, Tan Son Nhut Air Base, South Vietnam, 1960s
1:72 Scale. Length: 7.75". Wingspan: 6.5"
Limited production of approximately 500 models worldwide
The 481st TFS “Crusaders” arrived at Tan Son Nhut Air Base, South Vietnam on June 21, 1965 and began flying combat missions the same day. The 481st TFS flew an average of 30 sorties a day and by November 27, 1965 when they left for home at Canon AFB in New Mexico they had flown 3,600 sorties and had a total of 5,025 combat flying hours. One of the 481st TFS F-100Ds was 56-3285 flown by 1st Lt Peter Vanderhoef and 1st Lt Jerry Sloame. The aircraft was named “Pretty Penny” after Sloame’s wife.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with a removable pilot figure
Realistic panel lines and antennas
Historically accurate printed graphics (no decals)
Removable weapons and external fuel tanks
Optional extended landing gear
Box with F-100 artwork
The North American Aviation F-100 Super Sabre was a single-engine jet fighter that served with the U.S. Air Force and the Air National Guard. First flown on May 25, 1953, the F-100A entered operational service with the USAF in September 1954. It was capable of supersonic speed and made extensive use of titanium throughout the aircraft. During the Vietnam War, the F-100 flew extensively over South Vietnam as the primary close air support aircraft until it was replaced by the subsonic Vought A-7 Corsair II. It was also used by the air forces of several NATO nations and other U.S. allies. The F-100 was retired from service with the USAF in 1970 and by the Air National Guard in 1979..
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years