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Rare Original Verkuyl Aluminum Desk Airplane Model "republic F-105 Thunderchief" For Sale
Rare original aluminum desk model of USAF F-105"Thunderchief" ('Thud') made for Republic/Fairchild Hiller - Contractfor USAF by M.M. VERKUYL - METAL AIRCRAFT MODELS - Badhoevedorp Made in Holland(Netherlands), Europe. Verkuylworldwidewas wellknown for big and exclusive military or civilian MetalDesk Models for many US-Aircraft-Manufacturers, Airlines and of course Fokker.His rare models were only given to VIP’s, high-ranking military officers,congressional representatives etc andwere not soldto the commercial or public market.
Verkuyls big 15 6/8" aluminum model of the F-105 Thunderchief matched tothe Thud in the role of the largest single-engined single seat combat aircraftever built. As well impressing has been the number of Verkuyl masterpiece,given to each pilot of the Thunderchief. Last not least this performance layedthe foundations for becoming one of the most importend Model Manufacturing forreally big metal Airliner-Models international.Verkuylis a great name in the line of the great othermanufacturersof promo desk and factory display models–similar to Allyn, Bronzart, Cruver, Douglas, Fermo, Fomaer,Osgaard, Pacific Miniatures/Pacmin, Pastushin, Precise, Rehberger, Riffe, RoLen,Schaarschmidt, Topping, Verkuyl, Westway, etc.
The50-year old vintage metal F-105 top model shows the powerful elegance of itshuge pattern in each viewing and is a must forcollectors of (heavy) metalwarbirds.The large and heavy F-105model is indispensable for any military aviation collection of authentic items.Here you won't not get one of that built kits or those newwooden or diecast models of doubtful provenance, which are increasingly offeredanywhere.
Plane is in great condition, but decals show time ware as viewable in pictures.
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Length: 15 6/8" Wide: 9" - Weight 2 1/2 pounds - 3 3/4 pounds with base