United States Air Force (USAF) Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" T-38 Talon #8 Hogan HG60081 Scale 1:200
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United States Air Force (USAF) Air Demonstration "Thunderbirds" T-38 #8 Hogan HG60081 Scale 1:200

Highly detailed Hogan Wings model warbird. United States Air Force (USAF) Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" T-38 Talon #8 Hogan HG60081 Scale 1:200
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Highly detailed Hogan Wings model warbird United States Air Force (USAF) Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" T-38 Talon #8 Hogan HG60081 Scale 1:200 Item#: HG60081 Scale: 1:200 Due to the 1973 oil crisis, the team only flew six air shows and was grounded for some time. However, in 1974 they switched to the more economical T-38 Talon. Five T-38s used the same amount of fuel needed for one F-4 Phantom. The switch to the T-38 also saw an alteration of the flight routine to exhibit the aircraft's maneuverability in tight turns, and also ended the era of the black tail on the No. 4 slot plane, which would now be regularly cleaned and shined like the others. In 1982, the Thunderbirds suffered a catastrophic loss during pre-season training on 18 January. While practicing the four-plane diamond loop, the formation impacted the ground at high speed, instantly killing all four pilots: Major Norman L. Lowry (commander/leader), Captain Willie Mays, Captain Joseph N. "Pete" Peterson, and Captain Mark Melancon. The cause of the crash was determined by the USAF to be the result of a mechanical problem with the #1 aircraft's control stick actuator. This resulted in insufficient back pressure by the formation leader on the T-38 control stick during the loop. Visually cueing off of the lead aircraft during formation maneuvering, the wing and slot pilots disregarded their positions relative to the ground.
Additional Info
  • Stock#
    HG60081
  • Brand
    Hogan
  • Scale
    1:200
  • Material
    Die-cast Metal
  • Aircraft Type
    Fixed-Winged
  • Era
    Modern
  • Aircraft
    T-38 (Talon)
  • Propulsion
    Jet-Powered
  • Role
    Fighter
  • Country
    United States
Warning: Choking Hazard! Contains small parts. Not a toy. Not for children under 3 years.
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