Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II – #73-1199, 3rd TFS, 3rd TFW, 13th AF, USAF, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Operation Desert Storm, 1991
1:72 Scale. Length: 9.75". Wingspan: 6.5"
Limited production of approximately 500 models worldwide
In 1991 Six USAF F-4E Phantom IIs from the 3rd TFS, 3rd TFW “Peugeots” based at Clark AFB in the Philippines staged at Hickman AFB, Hawaii on their way to Incirlik Air Base Turkey but in route, two had to stay at Spangdahlem AB, Germany due to mechanical problems. On February 22, 1991 the unit carried out it first mission led by F-4E Phantom II 73-1199, marked as the 13th AF flagship. The mission involved AAA suppression for F-16s flying against Al Mosul. With their mission complete the F-4Es departed Incirlik on March 19, 1991 and went directly to AMARC. In 2017 #73-1199 was sent to be scrapped.Opening canopies
Detailed cockpit with removable crew figures
Realistic panel lines and antennas
Historically accurate printed graphics
Detachable weapons and external fuel tanks (drop tanks)
Optional extended landing gear
Box with opening cover panel and F-4 artwork
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.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years