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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA2122
North American F-100D Super Sabre Diecast Model
USAF 481st TFS, #56-3285 Pretty Penny, Jerry Sloame, Tan Son Nhut AFB, Vietnam, 1965

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
North American F-100D Super Sabre   7.75"   6.5"

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.

North American F-100D Super Sabre

Designed as a high-performance evolution of the F-86 Sabre, the F-100 Super Sabre was first flown on May 25, 1953. This swept-wing aircraft was the first in the "Century Series" and the first operational USAF aircraft capable of supersonic speed in level flight. It was adapted for use as a fighter-bomber and was the Air Force's primary close-support aircraft through much of the Vietnam War. Despite its promise, the F-100 proved to be a dangerous aircraft, by the end of its USAF service in 1972, a total of 889 F-100s had been lost in accidents, claiming the lives of 324 pilots.

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Hobby Master's 1:72 scale F-100 Super Sabre is constructed almost entirely from diecast metal, with only the smallest amount of plastic used. The fuselage is almost seamless, with a hinged articulating canopy that opens for viewing of the cockpit interior. The engine intake has near-razor sharp edges with an unusually long pitot tube, and the surface surrounding the engine is correctly unpainted. The wing has crisp panel lines, hand-painted navigation lights and a complete set of ordnance including rocket, bombs and fuel tanks. Variants include the A, C and D; the D features a larger wing, aerodynamic fences on the wings and two types of refueling probes.

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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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