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F-4J Phantom II Model, US Navy, VF-31 - Corgi US33217

F-4J Phantom II Model, US Navy, VF-31 - Corgi US33217 - click to enlarge
F-4J Phantom II Model, US Navy, VF-31 - Corgi US33217 - click to enlarge

Item No. CG-US33217
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Corgi Legends Series Diecast Model

McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II - BuNo 157307, VF-31, USS Saratoga, U.S. Navy, South China Sea, 1972

1:72 Scale.  Length: 9.5".  Wingspan: 6.25"

Includes display stand.

Flown by Cdr Sam Flynn and Lt Bill John (although the plane shows the names of Williams and Stoke), this aircraft claimed a MiG-21 kill on June 21, 1972 over North Vietnam. Delivered to the U.S. Navy on December 18, 1970 it served with VF-31, VF-33, VF-103 and VF-171 before being transferred to the Marine Corps in December 1983 as an F-4S. It was retired in November 1988.

The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom is a two-seat, twin-engine, supersonic jet fighter originally developed for the U.S. Navy. Proving highly adaptable, it became a major part of the air wings of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force. The F-4 Phantom was used extensively by all three of these services in the Vietnam War, serving as the principal fighter/bomber for the U.S. Navy and Air Force, as well as being important in the ground-attack and air reconnaissance roles.

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 Eagle and F-16 Fighting Falcon in the U.S. Air Force; the F-14 Tomcat and F/A-18 Hornet in the U.S. Navy and the  F/A-18 in the Marine Corps. It remained  in use by the U.S. in the reconnaissance and Wild Weasel roles in the 1991 Gulf War, finally leaving service in 1996. The Phantom was also operated by the armed forces of 11 other nations.

Corgi is a leading manufacturer of high quality, pre-built, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft. Corgi models are constructed with precision-made diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model from the Corgi Aviation Archive Series features:

  • Realistic panel lines
  • Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Fixed position landing gear
  • Display stand

  • Category: Corgi 1:72 U.S. Military Aircraft

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