Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Die-cast Model
Republic F-105G Thunderchief “Wild Weasel” – 63-8336 “Patience”, 17th WWS, 388th TFW, USAF, Korat RTAB, Thailand, 1973
1:72 Scale. Length: 10.75". Wingspan: 5.75"
Limited production of approximately 700 models worldwide
In 1964 F105F 63-8336 was delivered to the 23rd TFW as a two-seat combat capable trainer. In 1971 63-8336 underwent modifications to convert it to an F-105G Surface-To-Air Missile (SAM) suppression attack aircraft known as “Wild Weasel”. These aircraft were equipped with sensors that could detect enemy radar signals once they were turned on, electronic jamming equipment and anti-radar missiles that could be launched to eliminate the SAM radar causing the missile to lose guidance. F-105G named “Patience” and Buzzard artwork refers to a cartoon of the day.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with removable crew figures
Realistic panel lines and antennas
Historically accurate printed graphics
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