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F-105D Thunderchief Model, USAF, 469th TFS - Hobby Master HA2515

F-105D Thunderchief Model, USAF, 469th TFS - Hobby Master HA2515 - click to enlarge
F-105D Thunderchief Model, USAF, 469th TFS - Hobby Master HA2515 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA2515
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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Republic F-105D Thunderchief – 61-0069, “Cherry Girl”, Capt. Larry Wiggins, 469th TFS, 388th TFW, USAF, Korat RTAFB, Thailand, 1967, Vietnam War

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

Limited production of approximately 500 models worldwide

Republic F-105D Thunderchief 61-0069, c/n D264, was built in 1961 and spent the next 3 years as a test aircraft. On March 23, 1967 61-0069 joined the 469th TFS/388th TFW at Korat RTAFB in Thailand. On June 3, 1967 Captain Larry Wiggins with ‘Cherry Girl’ painted on top of the nose damaged a MiG-17 with an AIM-9 missile and finished the job with his 20mm gun. Soon after the aircraft returned to the U.S.A. and ended its active service on a pedestal at the SAC Museum in Nebraska.

The Republic F-105 Thunderchief was a supersonic fighter/bomber aircraft used by the U.S. Air Force. First flown in 1955 the F-105 entered service in 1958. As the largest single engine fighter ever employed by the USAF, the F105 would be adapted to deliver a greater bomb load than the ten-man, four-engine bombers of World War II. 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.

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
  • Removable weapons
  • 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

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