Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
McDonnell Douglas F-4K Phantom FG.1 – XV592, RAF No. 111 Squadron, RAF Leuchars, Fife, Scotland, Late 1970s
1:48 Scale. Length: 14.5". Wingspan: 9.6"
Limited Edition of 1,500 Models Worldwide
Although some may argue that the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom was an acquisition which was almost forced upon the RAF during the late 1960s, Britain would soon come to appreciate the rugged qualities of this magnificent aircraft and accept that it presented them with a hugely capable multi-role platform. McDonnell Douglas F-4K (FG.1) Phantom XV592 had the distinction of being the last aircraft produced for the Royal Navy and it would go on to serve aboard HMS Ark Royal in the markings of 892 Naval Air Squadron (as they knew they would be the last unit they added a large black Omega symbol to their aircraft’s tails), until the withdrawal of Britain’s last big carrier at the end of the 1970s.Detailed cockpit with crew figures
Realistic panel lines and antennas
Historically accurate pad printed graphics
Removable weapons and fuel tanks (drop tanks)
Optional extended landing gear
Box with F-4 Phantom artwork
As with the rest of the remaining Royal Navy Phantoms at that time, XV592 would later be sent to the RAF at Leuchars in Scotland, where she would perform an air defense role, patrolling the vast area of the North Sea, challenging the frequent Soviet incursions into British air space. Her RAF camouflage scheme could hardly be more different from the extra dark sea grey and white colors she adopted during her Royal Navy days, presenting the mighty Phantom in a much more sinister manner, even though both proved incredibly popular with enthusiasts. Indeed, Phantom FG1 XV592 is fortunate to have worn two British Phantom schemes during the service history of this American aviation classic.
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 Corgi Aviation Archive features a wide selection of high quality, ready-made diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft. Corgi models are made with diecast metal and some plastic components.
This model of an F-4K Phantom FG.1 features:
Category: Corgi 1:48 Non-U.S. Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years