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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
McDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Phantom II – #17-8301, Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) "first Japan F-4 Phantom"
1:72 Scale. Length: 9.75". Wingspan: 6.25"
Limited production of approximately 1,000 models worldwide
In November 1968 the JASDF ordered the F-4EJ Phantom II. The first two aircraft, 17-8301 and 17-8302, were built by McDonnell Douglas with eleven others being assembled by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries from parts manufactured and shipped from the United States. The first of 140 Phantoms was handed over to the JASDF in August 1972 and the last aircraft was received by JASDF on May 20, 1981. These Phantoms equipped six squadrons. F-4EJ 17-8301 was sent to the Air Proving Wing (APW) that in 1989 became the Air Development and Test Wing (ADTW).Opening canopies
Detailed cockpit with removable crew figures
Realistic panel lines and antennas
Historically accurate printed markings
Removable weapons and/or external fuel tanks (drop tanks)
Optional extended landing gear
Box with F-4 Phantom II 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.
Hobby Master is a manufacturer of high quality, pre-built, diecast models. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft or vehicle. They are made with precision-tooled die-cast metal and some plastic components.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14