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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA3712
McDonnell F-101B Voodoo Diecast Model
USAF 60th FIS, #57-0364, Otis AFB, MA, 1970

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
McDonnell F-101B Voodoo   11.25"   6.75"

The 60th FIS was activated in 1940 as the 60th Pursuit Squadron but re-designated the 60th FS "Fighting Crows" on May 15, 1942. On January 5, 1959 the 60th FS located at Otis AFB, MA was the first Air Defense Squadron to receive the new McDonnell F-101 Voodoo. On April 30, 1971 the 60th FS was deactivated and with that F-101B 57-0364 was sold to Canada and became CF-101B 101036. In 1987 it became an instructional airframe and struck off charge in 1993.

McDonnell F-101B Voodoo

Designed to meed a USAAF requirement for a long-range turbojet powered fighter, the F-101 was first flown (as the XF-88 prototype) on October 20th, 1948. Its initial mission as bomber escort was modified during development to include that of all-weather interceptor, nuclear fighter-bomber and photo reconnaissance aircraft. Reconnaissance variants saw extensive use during the Vietnam war while interceptors remained in service with several Air National Guard units until 1982. Ultimately, the Voodoo's carreer was rather short-lived although it did help pave the way towards the highly successful F-4 Phantom II that replaced it.

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Hobby Master's 1:72 scale F-101 Voodoo is a large model in this scale and is constructed from diecast metal with plastic components used for replication of fine scale details such as the model's nose and engine exhausts. The short stubby solid metal wings are cleverly fitted to the fuselage with almost no visible seams and feature razor thin aerodynamic wing fences and crisp panel lines. The hinged canopy opens near vertical for easy placement of crew figures and viewing the highly detailed pad-printed front and rear instrument panels. The series covers fighter variants with a rotating weapons pallete under the forward fuselage and reconnaissance variants with transparent camera windows in the nose.

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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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