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F-105D Thunderchief Model, USAF, 34th TFS - Hobby Master HA2513


F-105D Thunderchief Model, USAF, 34th TFS - Hobby Master HA2513 - click to enlarge
F-105D Thunderchief Model, USAF, 34th TFS - Hobby Master HA2513 - click to enlarge


Item No. HM-HA2513
$89.95
Availability: Sold Out


Description

Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Republic F-105D Thunderchief - #60-0424, "MICKEY TITTY Chi", 34th TFS, 388th TFW, USAF, Korat RTAFB, Thailand, 1967 (Vietnam War)

1:72 Scale.  Length: 10.75".  Wingspan: 5.75"



On June 3, 1967, F-105 Thunderchief #60-0424, nicknamed “MICKEY TITTY Chi”, and flown by Major Ralph L. Kuster Jr. of the 34th TFS out of Korat RTAFB, was part of the attack against the Bac Giang railway bridge. Major Kuster was the lead aircraft and used his gun camera to record the mission. While departing the area Kuster and another F-105 encountered MiG-17s and were able to destroy both aircraft. F-105D #60-0424 was lost to AAA fire one month later.

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.


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-105 Thunderchief features:

  • Opening canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with removable pilot figure
  • Realistic panel lines
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Detachable weapons and external fuel tanks
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Box with F-105 Thunderchief artwork



  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models


    Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years


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