Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Republic Aviation F-105D Thunderchief - #62-0431, “My Karma”, 466th TFS, 419th TFW, U.S. Air Force Reserve (AFRES), Hill AFB, Utah
1:72 Scale. Length: 10.75". Wingspan: 5.75"
One of the 610 F-105D's built by Republic Aviation in Farmingdale, NY was USAF S/N 62-4301 It was originally delivered to the 8th TFW, Itazuke AB, Japan on April 25, 1963. In May of 1964 the aircraft was assigned to the 41st Air Division (PACAF), Yokota AB, Japan. In January 1968 the aircraft was sent to the 18th TFW (PACAF), Osan AB, Korea. The aircraft made two brief tours in Vietnam achieving one unofficial ground kill of an IL-28 bomber. The aircraft’s next stop was at McClellan AFB, California from April to August 1972 for maintenance. The next 8 years was spent with the 507Th TFG, AFRES (Air Force Reserve) at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma when in July 1980, #62-4301 was reassigned to the 466th TFS (AFRES), Hill AFB, Utah.Realistic panel lines
Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended landing gear
On January 16, 1984, this F-105 Thunderchief made its final flight when it was delivered to the Aerospace Museum of California at McClellan Field, the former McClellan 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.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
This item is not suitable for children under the age of 14 years