Republic F-105G Wild WeaselItem Number: 192
Republic F-105G Wild Weasel airplane model. The F-105 evolved from a project that began in 1951 by Republic Aviation to develop a supersonic tactical fighter-bomber to replace the F-84F. The prototype first flew on October 22, 1955, but the first production aircraft, the F-105B, was not delivered to the USAF until 1958. The F-105D all-weather strike fighter and the two-place F-105F dual-purpose trainer-fighter also were built before the F-105 production (833 aircraft) ended in 1964. During the Vietnam War a large number of the F-105F were converted to the enemy radar jamming F-105G aircraft and specialized in destroying surface-to-air missile sites. These F-105Gs with their unique missions were called "Wild Weasels"
, Mahogany Wood. Scale: 1/48. Wingspan 9 3/4 inches, Length 18 inches.