62-4218 F-105D-25-RE Thunderchief
This Revell kit is molded to depict later Thuds with all the mods i.e. Cooling scoops, RWAH
gear, nose camera, etc. I wanted to make an early silver 'D' so all that stuff was removed.
Since the kit comes with camo markings and no markings for silver Thuds are available in
this scale, all markings, except the Stars & Bars, were drawn with Corel and printed with an
Alps. Finished with Plasti-kote 387 Aluminum.  The base is a copy of a factory unit.
I always wanted to build a Thud loaded with 16-750 lb. Bombs. The kit comes with them so I
loaded it up.
62-4218 was lost on the 12 Nov 1965 near Udorn RTAB while serving with the 562 TFS/23
TFW. While waiting to refuel, aircraft exploded due to catastrophic engine failure or
detonation of one of the Bombs. Cpt. W. Miller KIA.
23 TFW: 562 TFS
1/100 Scale Revell
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