|62-4346 F-105D-31-RE Thunderchief
|She was delivered in 1963 to the 8 TFW at Itazuke AB, Japan in 1963. Transferred a year later to the
41 Air Division at Yakota Air Base, Japan. Followed by duty with the 18 TFW at Kadena AB, Okinawa
and a combat tour in Thailand. During most of its six month combat assignment with the 388th, the
plane flew missions over Laos. She returned to Kadena where it frequently rotated to bases in South
Korea to support the 18 TFW commitment resulting from the U.S.S. Pueblo incident. April 1972 it was
assigned directly from Kadena to the AFRES at Tinker AFB, OK. It deployed in the summer of 1978 to
Great Britain for a NATO exercise and three years later supported the Reserve's NATO deployment to
Denmark from Hill AFB, Texas.
During her career she wore the names "Itazuke Express" and "Good Golly Miss Molly".
4 June 1983- One of 24 F-105s flown on the ceremonial final mission at Hill AFB, UT.
5 June 1983- Redesignated GF-105D at Lackland AFB. 4,597.7 flying hours. Used for Security Training
at Lackland AFB, TX.
Luckily she survived the smelter and was restored and on display at Frontiers of Flight Museum in
Since I was replicating a Factory display model, all the raised Panel Lines were removed. Finished with
Model Master enamels. The markings are from Super Scale #72-095. I chose "Good Golly Miss
Molly" for Col. Walker and loaded it for a Hunter/Killer mission. The stand base I cast of solid resin
from a mold I made of a Republic factory base. Weapons are from Hasegawa Weapons Sets
|469 WWS, 388 TFW
1/72 Scale Revell
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