1:72 Scale Metal Diecast - North American F-100 (F-100D) Super Sabre – Length: 7.5" Wingspan: 6.25”
This model is a single seat and includes a pilot figures. The canopy is movable (but be very delicate). This model comes with a variety of wing attachments, they include a pair of fuel tanks, and two different types of bombs. It does includes a detailed landing gear as well as the covers of the wheel wells to give the appearance of in-flight. There is a stand included.
This is really a "no-play" model or a "display-only" model. It is mostly metal and very heavy. It also has a number of antennas which look great but are very fragile. If you have small kids that like to play with your models, save yourself some frustration (and money) and wait till later to get a model like this one. The box is labeled as not suitable for children under 14.
This model represents an F-100D with markings from the 416 TFS, Da Nang AB, 1965
The box measures 8.5 inches by 8.5 inches by 3.5 inches.
The North American F-100 Super Sabre was an American supersonic jet fighter aircraft that served with the United States Air Force (USAF) from 1954 to 1971 and with the Air National Guard (ANG) until 1979. The first of the Century Series of USAF jet fighters, it was the first USAF fighter capable ofsupersonic speed in level flight. The F-100 was originally designed by North American Aviation as a higher performance follow-on to the F-86 Sabre air superiority fighter.
Adapted as a fighter bomber, the F-100 was supplanted by the Mach two class F-105 Thunderchief for strike missions over North Vietnam. The F-100 flew extensively over South Vietnam as the air force's primary close air support jet until being replaced by the more efficient subsonic LTV A-7 Corsair II. The F-100 also served in other NATO air forces and with other U.S. allies. In its later life, it was often referred to as the Hun, a shortened version of "one hundred".