Air Commander Diecast Model
Heavy Metal Collection
McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom II – Scat XXVII, Robin Olds, 8th TFW, USAF, Ubon RTAFB, Thailand, 1967
1:72 Scale. Length: 9.75". Wingspan: 6.25"
Robin Olds became a triple ace with 12 aerial victories in WWII and 4 in Vietnam. The first of his 107 WW II missions was in a P-38J Lightning II that he named “Scat”. Olds missed the Korean War because of an assignment in the USA. However, during the Vietnam War he managed to be assigned and took command of the 8th TFW based at Ubon Royal Thai Air Force Base. He flew with the men of the 555th TFS who affectionately referred to him as “The Old Man” because he was in his late 40s. In Southeast Asia he flew 152 combat missions with 105 of them being over North Vietnam. He managed to down four aircraft during these sorties while flying F-4 Phantom II “Scat XXVII”. Olds relinquished command of the 8th TFW on September 23 1967 and reported for duty at the USAF Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. Olds’ career was limited because of his nonconformist attitude and his tendency to ruffle feathers.Opening canopies
Detailed cockpit with removable crew figures
Realistic panel lines and antennas
Historically accurate pad printed graphics (no decals)
Removable weapons and external fuel tanks (drop tanks)
Optional extended landing gear
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.
Air Commander is a premium line of high quality, pre-built, diecast model aircraft. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to details, using specifications of the original aircraft. They are constructed with precision-tooled diecast metal and some plastic components.
This model of an F-4 Phantom II features:
Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years