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Hobby Master - HA2550
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$139.95
Hobby Master - HA2550

Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series HA2550 Republic Aviation F-105G Thunderchief Wild Weasel USAF 561st TFS Wild Weasels, #63-8320, Vietnam, 1967, 1/72 Scale Diecast Model, Size: 5.75" Wingspan, 11.25" Long, Optional Up & Down Landing Gear, Armaments & Display Stand Are Included.

The F-105 earned the nickname Thud after the character Chief Thunderthud on the Howdy Doody TV show. The main mission of the F-105G was the detection and destruction of North Vietnamese SAMs that would then allow other aircraft to safely carry out their assignments. In order for the F-105Gs to do this they were always “First In Last Out” and piloted by volunteers. The F-105 was the only U.S. aircraft withdrawn from combat due to high losses. Having flown 20,000 sorties over Vietnam 382 of the 833 F-105s produced were lost. Primary Role: Fighter Aircraft.

Republic Aviation built 833 F-105 Thunderchiefs of which 143 were “F”s and the USAF converted 65 of them into F-105G Wild Weasel III. 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 and lost 4 to enemy fire and 1 to an accident. The surviving F-105Gs S/N 63-8320 that was converted to a G is credited with shooting down 3 MiGs and is on display at the National Museum of the USAF at Wright Patterson AFB.

Stock Status: IN STOCK
Scale: 1/72
Size: 5.75" Wingspan, 11.25" Long
Category: AIRCRAFT
Design: F-105G THUNDERCHIEF
Shipping 1st: 4.95
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