SM6002 1/72 F-84E Thunderjet, Col. Robert Lee Scott, Jr, Germany, 1952
1/72 SkyMax Flying Heroes Series
Sky Max's 1:72 scale F-84 Thunderjet is a lot of value packed into an inexpensive product.
This eye-catching model is constructed almost entirely from diecast metal, with a small amount of plastic used to highlight details such as the engine intake and exhaust and speed brake.
The multi-framed canopy has an exceptional fit and slides open for viewing of the cockpit interior, instrument panel, control stick and pilot seat.
The solid metal wing is fitted to the model with almost no visible seams, with top wingtip tanks molded into the wing casting.
Each release features a variety of under-wing mounted ordnance such as rockets, bombs and fuel tanks.
The Republic F-84 Thunderjet was an American-built turbojet fighter-bomber aircraft.
Designed to meet a US Army requirement for a turbojet "day fighter," the F-84 first flew on February 28, 1946.
Early models suffered from so many structural and engine problems that the Air Force considered scrapping the F-84 project in 1948, but designers rallied and by 1949 the F-84D was fully operational and free from most of its earlier problems.
The aircraft became the Air Force's primary strike aircraft during the Korean War, and could claim several firsts, including the first fighter capable of carrying a nuclear weapon and the first to use in-flight refueling.