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Hobby Master HA5406 1/72 Northrop T-38A 68-8150 49th FW Holloman AFB 2005*

Product Code: HMA5406
$94.99

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The first prototype of what would become the Northrop T-38 Talon and F-5 Freedom Fighters flew on April 10, 1959. The first Talon entered service on March 17, 1961 at Randolph AFB. The USAF and NASA used the Talon to help their pilots maintain their proficiency. NASA especially liked the T-38 for its much lower operating and maintenance costs compared to the F-18 they had tried. Because of the low cost to operate the T-38 the USAF Thunderbirds Demonstration Team used them from 1974 – 1983 during the OPEC oil embargo.

In 2005 Northrop T-38 Talon 68-8150 belonged to the 7th Combat Training Squadron at Holloman AFB. The Talons were used for transitional training for the F-117 and providing aggressor attacks against the Nighthawk carried out over the New Mexico desert sky. In 2005 the decision was made to retire the F-117 in favor of the F-22 Raptor. On December 17, 2006 the 7th CTS at Holloman AFB was inactivated after 65 years of active duty. T-38 Talon 68-8150 continued with the 49th FW helping to train Raptor pilots.


Features

  • 1/72 scale pre-finished.
  • Die-cast metal with a minimum of plastic.
  • Professionally painted.
  • All markings are pad applied for superb results.
  • Crew figure.
  • Comes with display stand.
  • Landing gear can be displayed up or down.
  • Extremely sought after by collectors.