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F-4J Phantom II Model, U.S. Navy, “Showtime 112” - Hobby Master HA1974


F-4J Phantom II Model, U.S. Navy, “Showtime 112” - Hobby Master HA1974 - click to enlarge
F-4J Phantom II Model, U.S. Navy, “Showtime 112” - Hobby Master HA1974 - click to enlarge


Item No. HM-HA1974
$89.95
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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II – #157267, “Showtime 112”, Lt. Randy "Duke" Cunningham, VF-96, USS Constellation, U.S. Navy, 1972

1:72 Scale.  Length: 9.75".  Wingspan: 6.25"



The VF-96 “Fighting Falcons” deployed to Vietnam on the USS Constellation from October 1971 until July 1972. While there F-4J Phantom II 157267 crewed by Lt. Randall “Duke” Cunningham and LTJG William “Willie” Driscoll shot down their first two MiG’s. On January 19, 1972 the crew shot down a MiG-21 over North Vietnam followed by a MiG-17 on May 8, 1972. 157267 was later upgraded to an “S” variant and in 1984 was sent to MASDC but later went on display at the San Diego Air Museum.

The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is a two-seat twin-engine jet fighter originally developed for the U.S. Navy in the 1950s. Proven to be highly adaptable, it also became a major part of the air wings of the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force. The Phantom was used extensively by all three of these services in the Vietnam War, serving as the principal fighter / bomber for the Navy and Air Force and in ground-attack and reconnaissance roles. The F-4 Phantom II was also sold to and operated by the armed forces of 11 other nations.

The F-4 Phantom entered service in 1960 and continued to form a major part of U.S. military air power throughout the 1970s and 1980s, being gradually replaced by more modern aircraft such as the F-15 and F-16 in the U.S Air Force; the F-14 and F/A-18 in the U.S. Navy and the F/A-18 in the U.S Marine Corps. The F-4 was used in the reconnaissance and Wild Weasel roles in the 1991 Gulf War, finally leaving service in 1996. It was produced from 1958 to 1981 with a total of 5,195 built in several variants.


Hobby Master offers a wide selection of quality, pre-assembled, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted to a high level of accuracy using specifications of the original aircraft. They are constructed with precision-made diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of an F-4J Phantom II features:

  • Opening canopies
  • Detailed cockpit with removable crew figures
  • Realistic panel lines
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Removable weapons and external fuel tanks
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Box with F-4 Phantom II artwork



  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models


    Not suitable for children under the age of 14


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