Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series HA2122 North American F-100D Super Sabre USAF 481st TFS, #56-3285 Pretty Penny, Jerry Sloame, Tan Son Nhut AFB, Vietnam, 1965, 1/72 Scale Diecast Model, Size: 6.5" Wingspan, 7.75" Long, Optional Up & Down Landing Gear, Armaments & Display Stand Are Included.
The North American F-100 Super Sabre is an American supersonic jet fighter aircraft that served with the United States Air Force (USAF) from 1954 to 1971 and with the Air National Guard (ANG) until 1979. The first of the Century Series of USAF jet fighters, it was the first USAF fighter capable of supersonic speed in level flight. The F?100 was designed by North American Aviation as a higher performance follow-on to the F-86 Sabre air superiority fighter. Primary Role: Close Air Support, Ground-Attack And Anti-Ship Jet Aircraft.
The 481st TFS Crusaders arrived at Tan Son Nhut on June 21, 1965 and began flying combat missions in South Vietnam the same day. The 481st TFS flew an average of 30 sorties a day and by November 27, 1965 when they left for home at Canon AFB they had flown 3,600 sorties and had a total of 5,025 combat flying hours. One of the 481st TFS F-100D was 56-3285 flown by 1st Lt Peter Vanderhoef and 1st Lt Jerry Sloame. The aircraft was named “Pretty Penny” after Sloame’s wife.
|Stock Status:||IN STOCK|
|Size:||6.5" Wingspan, 7.75" Long|
|Design:||F-100 SUPER SABRE|
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