Follow MTS Aviation Models + More on Facebook to stay up to date on new arrivals, pre-sales and product unboxing videos!

Stay Connected

Follow Now

WE BUY YOUR MODELS

Learn More
Skip to product information
1 of 4

Hobby Master

Hobby Master 1:72 F-100C Skyblazers USAF Aerobatic Display Team HA2109

Regular price $149.99
Sale price $149.99 Regular price
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.

The F-100 was the first fighter to attain supersonic speed in level flight. With the new role as a fighter/bomber the F-100C had improvements over the “A” variant such as a
strengthened wing with six hard-points to carry up to 5,000 pounds of bombs, rockets,
fuel tanks or a Mk. 7 nuclear weapon. The F-100C also received a new electronic
bombing system and an in-flight re-fueling probe. A new engine increased speed at
altitude by 40 mph and reduced time to climb to 35,000 feet by 10 percent.

In early 1949 pilots from the 22nd FS of the 36th FW USAFE started group flying. As a
result in May the 36th is ordered to create an aerobatic team using Lockheed F-80B
Shooting Star aircraft. In October the first performance took place in Germany using four aircraft. On January 1950 the 36th FW became the 36th FBW meaning the team would now fly the Republic F-84E Thunderjet. By the summer of 1952 the Starblazers had performed 260 displays in 12 countries. At the end of 1952 the Starblazers become part of the 86th FW. In October 1953 the team becomes part of the 48th FBW and fly the F-84G. In 1954 the team receives the new F-86F Sabre and uses them during the 1955 and 1956 seasons. In 1956 the team is once again assigned to the 36th FW and fly the F-86F Sabre. In 1957 the Starblazers’ aircraft becomes the North American F-100C Supersabre. In 1960 the team begins to use three colors of smoke in their routine. The red white and blue colors become a standard part of their routine. The last aircraft to be used was the massive Republic F-105B Thunderchief. By this time the Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Team had been formed in the USA and with the F-105 capability of air re-fueling they could perform anywhere in the world making the European based Starblazers unnecessary. From 1956 to 1962 Captain Pat Kramer was with the team and in 1961 "Captain Kramer" flew the lead solo aircraft. The team was disbanded in January 1962.

Hobby Master 1:72 F-100C Skyblazers USAF Aerobatic Display Team HA2109

  • True 1:72 scale
  • Professionally painted
  • Great attention to detail
  • All markings are Tampoed (pad applied)
  • Option to display the model on a stand that is provided
  • Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions
  • Canopy can be displayed open or closed
  • Pilot figure included
  • Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic

Shipping, Returns + Local Pickup

SHIPPING-AND-HANDLING-POLICIES

At MTS, we strive to deliver you the lowest possible shipping cost while taking extra time to package your order to ensure a safe delivery. Each item is inspected carefully before shipping and delicately packaged to avoid any damage during the shipping process. 

The shipping cost for your order is based on the item's size, weight, shipping method and delivery address. Your shipping cost will be calculated based on the current shipping rates. 

MTS is committed to shipping out all orders within 2 business days. Delivery time will vary based on your location.

All Pre-Orders will be shipped out within 2 business days of MTS receiving the item. The shipping cost will be calculated based on the current rates at the time of shipment. 

RETURN-POLICIES


Please exercise caution when removing your items from the packaging. Diecast models are very delicate. Propellers, antennas, and canopies will break easily if not handled with care. MTS inspects all items for damage prior to shipment. If you receive a damaged item, please contact MTS within 7 days of the shipping date at 937-320-1428 or email
info@mtsaviationmodels.com, we will determine if a claim needs to be filed with the shipping company.

If you would like to return or exchange an undamaged item, please contact MTS within 14 days of the shipping date at 937-320-1428 or email info@mtsaviationmodels.com to start the return process. Once your item is returned to us, it will be inspected to ensure it is returned to us in a salable condition in the complete original packaging. You will receive a full refund for the item purchased but the original shipping charges are non-refundable.

Local Pickup is available Monday thru Saturday 11am-4:30pm. All orders placed by 1pm will be available for same day pickup. An email will be sent to you when your order is ready for pickup. If you prefer to meet us curbside, please call MTS at 937-320-1428 upon your arrival to the shop.