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F-100D Super Sabre 481 TFS, "Pretty Penny", Ta Son Nhut AB, 1960s (1:72)
Item # HA2122
F-100D Super Sabre  481 TFS, "Pretty Penny", Ta Son Nhut AB, 1960s (1:72)
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Length: 8.33"
Wingspan 6.5"

Prepainted Diecast Metal Model

Collectors item: Not suitable for children under 14

Retail: $94.95
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    Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
    HA2122
    F-100D Super Sabre "Pretty Penny"
    481 TFS, Ta Son Nhut AB, 1960s
    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

    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.

    The 481st TFS Crusaders arrived at Tan Son Nhut on June 21, 1965 and began flying combat missions in South Vietnam the same day. The 481st TFS flew an average of 30 sorties a day and by November 27, 1965 when they left for home at Canon AFB they had flown 3,600 sorties and had a total of 5,025 combat flying hours. One of the 481st TFS F-100D was 56-3285 flown by 1st Lt Peter Vanderhoef and 1st Lt Jerry Sloame. The aircraft was named "Pretty Penny" after Sloame's wife.