F-101B Vooodoo “World Champs 65”
A 1/72 scale premium diecast model of a McDonnell F-101B Vooodoo “World Champs 65” - 50-80308, 62nd FIS, USAF, KI Sawyer AFB, 1965.
This premium model features:
- Precision-crafted at a 1/72 scale for authentic detail.
- Made with durable die-cast metal and minimal plastic.
- Crisp, pad-printed markings and insignias.
- Includes a detailed crew figure for added realism.
- Comes with a stylish, sturdy display stand.
- Adaptable landing gear for varied display options.
- Sought-after collectible item for enthusiasts.
This model has a wingspan width of 17cm (6.75") and a nose-to-tail length of 29cm (11.25").
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McDonnell F-101B Voodoo - 1/72 Scale Diecast Model
Known in the wide blue yonder as the "One-O-Wonder," the McDonnell F-101B Voodoo soared through the skies during an era where speed and altitude records were there to be broken, embodying the audacity and prowess of Cold War aviation. This interceptor was tasked with the monumental duty of shielding North American skies, standing on alert, ever-ready to fend off potential intruders.
Voodoo came to life in various avatars, each etching its own saga in the annals of aviation history. The F-101A was tailored for tactical fighter-bomber missions, whereas the F-101C was attuned for weather interception. Notably, the RF-101 was a reconnaissance variant, its eyes focused far beyond enemy lines, capturing critical intelligence at phenomenal speeds.
Boasting a thunderous speed of Mach 1.72 and a combat ceiling of 54,800 feet, the F-101B Voodoo was armed with a radar-guided AIM-4 Falcon missiles and an AIR-2 Genie nuclear rocket, encapsulating a deadly array of armament, ready to unleash its might when the hour demanded. With a wingspan of 39 feet 8 inches, and a length of 67 feet 5 inches, this mighty bird defined an era where air power was pivotal.
In the looming shadows of the Cold War, the Voodoo emerged as a shield, particularly during the Cuban Missile Crisis, where it silently prowled the frontiers, ensuring the integrity of allied airspace against potential threats. Its service in reconnaissance missions over Cuba provided pivotal intelligence, reinforcing its stature as an unsung hero of turbulent times.
Now, let your imaginations take flight with our 1/72 scale model, a meticulously crafted diecast model that incarnates the legacy of the McDonnell F-101B Voodoo into a tangible piece of history. Whether you're a dedicated collector of model aircraft or on a journey to assemble your squadron of model airplanes, this high-quality airplane model, detailed to perfection, becomes a centerpiece, evoking stories of aerial mastery and distant thunder.
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