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F-4J Phantom II Model, VMFA-235 - Hobby Master HA19024


F-4J Phantom II Model, VMFA-235 - Hobby Master HA19024 - click to enlarge
F-4J Phantom II Model, VMFA-235 - Hobby Master HA19024 - click to enlarge


Item No. HM-HA19024
$99.95
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Description

Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II – #153887, VMFA-235 "Death Angels", USMC, 1972

1:72 Scale.  Length: 9.75".  Wingspan: 6.25"



Limited production of approximately 800 models


USMC VMF (AW)-235 first deployed to Vietnam in 1966 flying the F-8E Crusader and during a 10 month deployment flew over 6,000 combat sorties. In 1967 the squadron returned to Vietnam until May of 1968 when they left for MCAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii and re-designated VMFA-235 “Death Angels”. They re-equipped with the F-4J Phantom II which they flew until 1989 when they transitioned to the F/A-18 Hornet. F-4J Phantom II 153887 c/n 2503 left VMFA-235 in 1977 and was later upgraded to an F-4S. In 1991 it was converted to a drone and shot down in 2001.

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 die-cast metal and some plastic components.

This model of an F-4J Phantom II features:

  • Opening canopies
  • Detailed cockpit with removable crew figures
  • Realistic panel lines and antennas
  • Historically accurate printed graphics
  • Removable weapons and external fuel tanks (drop tanks)
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Box with F-4 Phantom II artwork



  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models


    Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years


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