New Tool! F-105G  "Wild Weasel" 561 TFS Vietnam War Hobby Master HA2550 scale 1:72
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New Tool! F-105G "Wild Weasel" 561 TFS Vietnam War Hobby Master HA2550 scale 1:72

New Tool! F-105G "Wild Weasel" 561 TFS Vietnam War Hobby Master HA2550 scale 1:72
Hobby Master 1:72 Scale air Power Series

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Jan 10, 2020

Availability: In stock

Regular Price: $137.95

Special Price $122.95

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New Tool! F-105G "Wild Weasel" 561 TFS Vietnam War Hobby Master HA2550 scale 1:72 Hobby Master 1:72 Scale air Power Series 1:72 Scale Item: HA2516 Die-cast metal. Superb detailing in 1/72 scale. Pre-painted with pad applied markings. Fully assembled. Comes with crew figure Display stand included. Option to display model with wheels up or down. Minimum use of plastic. 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 The F-105 was the only U.S. aircraft withdrawn from combat due to high losses.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. 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 12-105Gs 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.
Additional Info
  • Stock#
    HA2550
  • Brand
    Hobby Master
  • ETA
    Jan 10, 2020
  • Scale
    1:72
  • Material
    Die-cast Metal
  • Aircraft Type
    Fixed-Winged
  • Era
    Vietnam
  • Aircraft
    F-105D
  • Propulsion
    Jet-Powered
  • Role
    Fighter-Bomber
  • Country
    United States
Warning: Choking Hazard! Contains small parts. Not a toy. Not for children under 3 years.
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