|62-4284 F-105D-25-RE Thunderchief
This ARII kit of the Thunderchief is no longer available. It's molded
as a later Thud with all the updates. It does have recessed panel lines
that are a bit heavy. Factory desktops don't have them and I didn't
want to go through the trouble of filling them. The kit comes only
with wing and centerline tanks. Markings are for a silver Thud of the
36 TFW but they are useless. I made my own except for the Stars &
Bars and USAF on the wings. Drawn with Corel and printed with an
Alps. Finished with Plasti-kote 387 Aluminum and the base is a copy
of a factory unit finished with (buffing) Metalizer Dark Anodic Gray.
My info shows 62-4284 as a "Triple Mig Killer" during the SEA
Conflict. On 10 March 67, Cpt. Max Brestel downed two Mig 17s and
27 Oct. 67 Cpt. G.I. Basil downed a Mig 17.
62-4284 crashed on 12 March 1976 while maneuvering near Clayton,
OK. Details of the crash are unknown. The pilot, Capt. Larry L. Kline
was killed. He and the F-105 were with the 465 TFS / 507 TFG (Air
Force Reserves) out of Tinker AFB, OK. Thanks to Jeff Wilkinson,
Oklahoma Wreckchasers for the info.
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