Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Republic F-105D Thunderchief - Lt. Col. John Piowaty, 354th TFS, 355th TFW, USAF, Thailand, August 11, 1967, "Dropping the Doumer Bridge"
1:72 Scale. Length: 10.75". Wingspan: 5.75"
The Doumer Bridge was a major entry way into Hanoi and was considered a major target by the US. On August 11, 1967, the first attack on the bridge was made by 36 F-105s, each fitted with two 2,000-Pound bombs. The attack destroyed three spans of the bridge but two months later it was operational again. On October 21, 1967 a second raid was made by 21 F-105s and again it was operational two months later. A third attack on the bridge was carried out using fifty F-105s This time five consecutive spans were put out of commission and it stayed like that until March 1968 when President Johnson halted the bombing. The strike force was led by the 355th TFWRealistic panel lines
Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended landing gear
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.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
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