Republic F105G Thunderchief "Wild Weasel" - 05024


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Republic F105G Thunderchief "Wild Weasel"
[05024]

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The description below is taken from the Airfix catalogue this kit was first seen in. There is also extra information underneath the main catalogues description including the changes to the name of this kit in the catalogues.

Airfix Catalogue description:

The F105G Wild Weasel was a development of the original F105 Thunderchief bomber - the aircraft which bore the largest burden of combat sorties flown by American pilots during the Vietnam War. As a bomber, mainly built to F105D specification, the Thunderchief was a very large, single seat, supersonic aircraft that could absorb phenomenal amounts of damage and still return to base. Republic subsequently built 143 two-seaters with special avionics, Strike and ARM anti-radar missiles. The role of these F105's was to destroy enemy defensive radar - which could detect air attacks and control surface to air missilies or anti-aircraft artillery. The aircraft had special equipment for the detection, identification and acquisition of radar targets. The F105G was eventually replaced in USAF service by a 'Wild Weasel' version of the McDonnell - Douglas F4 Phantom. - Taken from the 1990 edition catalogue

1988 edition catalogue, recorded as a new kit.


Airfix Series (first appearance): 5
First Issued: 1988


Box art Artists
Information taken from: Airfix Collectors Club, Artist and Kit list - 6th Ed. Compiled by Jeremy Brook.
Artist on Box Type 9: James Goulding


This kit appeared in these catalogues:
1988 Edition Ref: 05024
1989 Edition Ref: 05024
1990 Edition Ref: 05024



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