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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA3716
McDonnell F-101B Voodoo Diecast Model
USAF 56th FW, 62nd FIS, KI Sawyer AFB, MI, 1965

Limited Edition

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

McDonnell F-101B-110-MC s/n 58-0308 C/N 680 served with the 62 nd FIS/56 th FW at K.I. Sawyer AFB between 1959 and April 1971. While at K.I. Sawyer the 62 nd FIS earned several awards including "World Champions" at the 1965 William Tell Competition held at Tyndall AFB Florida, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award 1967-1969, the Air Force Flying Safety Award 1967 and the Air Defense Command "A" Award for "meritorious achievement" 1968. The aircraft on display at Sawyer actually is 58-0291 painted to look like 58-0308.

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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