Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Republic F-105G Thunderchief “Wild Weasel” – #63-8320, 561st TFS, USAF, Vietnam War
1:72 Scale. Length: 10.75". Wingspan: 5.75"
Limited production of approximately 1,000 models worldwide
Republic Aviation built 833 F-105 Thunderchiefs of which 143 were the ‘F’ variant and the USAF converted 65 of those into the F-105G Wild Weasel. The F-105G was the first aircraft dedicated to Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD) missions. The 561st TFS was equipped with 12 F-105Gs of which four were lost to enemy fire and one to an accident. F-105G S/N 63-8320 is credited with shooting down 3 MiGs and is now on display at the National Museum of the USAF at Wright Patterson AFB.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with removable crew figures
Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate printed graphics (no decals)
Optional extended landing gear
Box with F-105 Thunderchief artwork
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.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years