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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA5406
Northrop T-38A Talon Diecast Model
USAF 49th FW, 7th CTS, #68-8150, Holloman AFB, NM, 2005

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Northrop T-38A Talon   7.75"   4.25"

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.

Northrop T-38A Talon

Designed as a supersonic jet trainer to replace the T-33, the T-38 was based on the F-5 Freedom Fighter airframe and was first flown on March 10th, 1959. The pressurized tandem-seat cockpit offers excellent visibility for both student and instructor and provides a comfortable training environment. Being both lightweight and nimble, the T-38 is used extensively to prepare military pilots for high performance jet aircraft and has earned the nickname "White Rocket". The T-38 was famously flown by the USAF Thunderbirds air demonstration squadron during the 1970s and proved popular with NASA who use it as an astronaut trainer and chase-plane.

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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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