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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
McDonnell Douglas F-4B Phantom II – 200, VF-111 "Sundowners", USS Coral Sea, U.S. Navy, 1970s
1:72 Scale. Length: 9.75". Wingspan: 6.5"
Limited production of approximately 800 models worldwide
The U.S. Navy VF-111 “Sundowners” re-equipped with the McDonnell Douglas F-4B Phantom II in early 1971. In November 1971 VF-111 returned to the Gulf of Tonkin onboard the USS Coral Sea where they spent 148 days. 29 F-4s were loaned to the USAF when they were planning to acquire the Phantom as their primary fighter. These aircraft had USAF tail numbers and FJ-170, FJ-171 etc. on the fuselage. One of these 29 Phantoms was VF-111 NL200 151000 CAG given tail number 62-12184 FJ-184 and when the USAF acquired their F-4Cs these 29 aircraft were returned to the U.S. Navy.Opening canopies
Detailed cockpit with removable crew figures
Realistic panel lines and antennas
Historically accurate paint scheme and 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.
This model of an F-4EJ Phantom II features:
Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years