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F-105D Thunderchief Model, USAF, 354th TFS - Hobby Master HA2516

F-105D Thunderchief Model, USAF, 354th TFS - Hobby Master HA2516 - click to enlarge
F-105D Thunderchief Model, USAF, 354th TFS - Hobby Master HA2516 - click to enlarge

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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Republic F-105D Thunderchief 62-4284, Max Brestel, 354th TFS, 355th TFW, USAF, Takhli RTAFB, Thailand, 1967, "Triple MIG Killer", Vietnam

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

Limited production of approximately 500 models worldwide

In late 1965 Republic F-105D Thunderchief 62-4284 deployed to the Takhli Royal Thai Air Force Base with the 354th TFS/355th TFW. On March 10, 1967 while flying F-105D 62-4284 Captain Max Brestel shot down two MiG-17s. This was the first time during the Vietnam War that a F-105 shot down two aircraft on the same mission. On October 27, 1967 Captain Basel made 62-4284 a triple-MiG killer when he downed another MiG-17. F-105D 62-4284 survived Vietnam but was lost on March 12, 1976 during a training mission in Oklahoma.

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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