|58-1149 F-105D-5-RE Thunderchief
The fourth 'D' produced. Assigned to Republic at Eglin AFB, FL for various weapons testing. Crashed
June 15, 1965 on the Eglin AFB Test Range killing Republic test pilot Carlton Ardery. Specific details
Since it was used for various weapons testing I put the AGM-12C Bullpup missiles on it. I know they
weren't very effective in S.E.A. but they look cool.
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The 1/72 scale Trumpeter kit has the same things wrong with it as their 1/32 scale kit. Making a
desktop early 'D', I remove the cooling scoops and antenna. Left out the cockpit and corrected the
ventral fin with a Quick Boost replacement.
Finished with Bare Metal Foil. Some of the markings were produced by me using Corel Draw X5 and
printed with my Alps printer. The stand is a copy of an original factory stand.