F-100D Super Sabre 416 TFS, Da Nang AB, 1965 (1:72) by Hobby Master Diecast Airplanes
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Length: 8.33"
Wingspan 6.5"

Prepainted Diecast Metal Model

Collectors item: Not suitable for children under 22

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    Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series HA2121 F-100D Super Sabre "MIG-17 Killer" 55-2894, 416 TFS, Da Nang AB, 1965 The "D" variant was the ultimate version of the F-100 with 1,274 aircraft being produced. The production of the F-100 ended in August 1959. The F-100D arrived in Southeast Asia in 1962 with its primary mission being close air support and ground attack within South Vietnam. This role was eventually taken over by the A-7 Corsair II. The aircraft became affectionately known as "The Hun", short for "one HUNdred". The last F-100 left Vietnam in July 1971 but not before 242 of these aircraft was lost. The "Hun" was eventually replaced by the F-4 Phantom II and the F-105 Thunderchief. For a short time during the Vietnam War F-100s were assigned escort duties flying Rescue Combat Air Patrol (RESCAP) and MiG Combat Air Patrol (MiGCAP) missions. The first official U.S. aerial shoot down was made on April 9, 1965 when a USN F-4B shot down a MiG-17. However during one RESCAP/MiGCAP mission Captain Donald Kilgus flying F-100D 55-2894 of the 416th TFS claimed he shot down a Chinese MiG-17 five days earlier than the F-4. Not wanting to provoke China into joining the war the claim was dismissed. True 1/72 scale Professionally painted Great attention to detail All markings are Tampoed (pad applied) Option to display the model on a stand that is provided Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions Optional armament has been provided Canopy displays open or closed Pilot figure Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic Highly collectable