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North American F-100D Super Sabre,USAF 416th TFS, Donald Kilgus, Da Nang AFB, Vietnam, Hobby Master,1/72, HA2121
Hobby master: HA2121
North American F-100D Super Sabre USAF 416th TFS, #55-2894, Donald Kilgus, Da Nang AFB, Vietnam, 1965
For a brief period during the Vietnam War, F-100s were assigned to escort duties in Rescue Combat Air Patrol (RESCAP) and MiG Combat Air Patrol (MiGCAP) missions. The first official U.S. air strike was carried out on April 9, 1965, when a USN F-4B shot down a MiG-17. However, during a RESCAP/MiGCAP mission, Captain Donald Kilgus flying F-100D 55-2894s of the 416th TFS claimed to have shot down a Chinese MiG-17 five days earlier than the F-4. Not wanting to provoke China to join the war, the claim was rejected.
Molded metal construction with plastic components.
Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
Inscriptions and posters printed with a stamp that do not fade or fall off like decals.
opening of awnings, revealing detailed within the cockpit.