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F-105G "Wild Weasel"
63-8320, 561 TFS, Vietnam War
Superb detailing in 1/72 scale.
Pre-painted with pad applied markings.
Weapons that are not permanently attached.
Comes with crew figure.
Display stand included.
Option to display model with wheels up or down.
Minimum use of plastic.
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The F-105 earned the nickname Thud after the character Chief Thunderthud on the Howdy
Doody TV show. The main mission of the F-105G was the detection and destruction of North
Vietnamese SAMs that would then allow other aircraft to safely carry out their assignments. In
order for the F-105Gs to do this they were always “First In Last Out” and piloted by volunteers.
The F-105 was the only U.S. aircraft withdrawn from combat due to high losses. Having flown
20,000 sorties over Vietnam 382 of the 833 F-105s produced were lost.
Republic Aviation built 833 F-105 Thunderchiefs of which 143 were “F”s and the USAF converted
65 of them into F-105G Wild Weasel III. The F-105G was the first aircraft dedicated to
Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD) missions. The 561st TFS was equipped with 12
F-105Gs and lost 4 to enemy fire and 1 to an accident. The surviving F-105Gs S/N 63-8320 that
was converted to a G is credited with shooting down 3 MiGs and is on display at the National
Museum of the USAF at Wright Patterson AFB.
The F-105G is a dual seat dual control advanced trainer variant of the F105D and is fully combat
General specifications F-105G Wild Weasel
Manufacturer – Republic Aviation
Number Produced – 65
Year Of Conversion From F-105F – 1970
Year Of Last Flight - 1983
Crew – 2 X (1 Pilot / 1X Navigator - Electronic Warfare Officer (EWO)
Role - Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD) missions
Length – 67 ft (20.4 m)
Wingspan – 34 ft 11 in (10.6 m)
Height – 20 ft 1 in (6.1 m)
Powerplant – 1 X P7W J75-P-19W After-Burning Turbojet With Water Injection Producing 26,500
Pounds Of Thrust
Maximum Speed – 1,372 mph (2,208 km/h) @36,090 ft (11,000 m)
Service Ceiling – 48,500 ft (14,782.8 m)
Maximum Range – 1,493 miles (2,403 km)
450 US Gallon Tank Under Starboard Wing
650 US Gallon Tank On Center-Line
Gun – Nose Mounted 20 mm M61A1 Vulcan Cannon
AGM-78A Standard Anti-Radiation Missile - Range 75 miles
AGM-45A Shrike Anti-Radiation Missile - Range 10 miles
AN/ALQ-5 – Automatic Jamming System )