|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
Star & 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
My info shows 62-4284 as a confirmed "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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