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F-105D Thunderchief (1:48)
Sale Price: $172.95
Availability: Back Ordered, restock date unknown
Item #: CF105T -
The Republic F-105 Thunderchief, also called as the "Thud", was the first single-seat supersonic, all-weather strike fighter-bomber used by the U.S. Air Force. First flown on October 2, 1955, the Thunderchief entered service in 1958. Aside from being the largest, single-engine tactical aircraft in history, the F-105 was notable for its large internal bomb bay and unique swept-forward engine inlets in the wing roots. The wing was highly swept and incorporated low-speed ailerons and high-speed...
F-105D Thunderchief, Capt. Larry Wiggins, "Cherry Girl" 61-0069, Vietnam War, 1967 (1:72)
Sale Price: $93.95
Availability: In Stock
Item #: HA2515 -
The F-105D was first accepted on September 28 1960 and became the major variant with 610 aircraft being built. Intended for a nuclear strike role but since the nuclear threat became less likely the role became a high-speed bomber. The Pitot tube was moved to the nose that had been extended approximately 15 inches more than the "B". The "D" received strengthened landing gear and an arrestor hook in case it over shot the runway. During 1966 and 1967 F-105Ds managed to down 25 MiGs using the...