North American F-100 Super Sabre 1/72 Scale Diecast Metal Model by DeAgostini
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 does not include a pilot figure. The canopy is glued shut. This model comes with a variety of wing attachments which are already attached to the wings, they include a pair of fuel tanks, and two pairs of air-to-air missiles. 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.
These models come in what could be described as a disposable blister pack (sandwiched between two transparent plastic shells and then glued/attached to a piece of cardboard with the branding info. There is really nothing spectacular about the packaging, but at the end, the packaging is supposed to be disposable and with the sole function protecting the model, which it does very well. Unlike bigger models, there is nothing to assemble for these models. All weapons and fuel tanks are already attached to the model. One just needs to open the pack and display it (or play with it).
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.
The box measures 9.5 inches by 9.5 inches by 3.5 inches.
Adapted as a fighter bomber, the F-100 was supplanted by the Mach two class F-105 Thunderchieffor 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".