Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Republic F-105D Thunderchief - AF62-299, “Desert Fox”, 466th TFS, Hill AFB, Utah, April 1983
1:72 Scale. Length: 10.75". Wingspan: 5.75"
On April 19, 1963 Republic Aircraft Company F-105D serial 62-4299 was delivered to the 355th TFW at George AFB, California. During a portion of the Vietnam War this aircraft was assigned to the 355th, 6441st and 18th TFWs, returning to the U.S. in November 1970. Back in the USA the F-105D served with TAC, ANG and AFRES with the last operational posting being the 466th TFS / 419th TFW at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Hill AFB F-105Ds were phased out in 1984 with 62-4299 (AF62-299) going to the Travis AFB Heritage Center Museum near Fairfield, California.Die-cast-metal body
Realistic panel lines
Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
Historically accurate markings
Optional extended landing gear
Rotating wheels with rubber tires
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
This item is not suitable for children under the age of 14 years