F-105B Thunderchief, New Jersey Air National Guard 1965, Hasegawa 1/72.
Another moldy oldie, Originally I wanted to use the kit decals of 4th TFW, but they were mostly unusable. I decided to do an early NJANG pre SEA scheme. Besides spare decals I also used home made decals for the tail number for aircraft 75783 ,currently in storage at the Cradle of Aviation Museum L.I. N.Y. It began life with the 335TFS,4TFW, around 1965 it was transferred to the NJANG, until 1981. I’m not sure when the museum acquired it, but it was on display out side in the SEA scheme until that it was determined that because of the faded condition of the paint it would be refurbished, and it would represent the 4TFW scheme. Do to lack of space in the main museum it’s currently housed in the restoration hanger. The photo of 783 in SEA camo dates to 1975, the hanger shot is current.
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