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F-4D Phantom II Model, 480th TFS - Hobby Master HA19027

F-4D Phantom II Model, 480th TFS - Hobby Master HA19027 - click to enlarge
F-4D Phantom II Model, 480th TFS - Hobby Master HA19027 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA19027
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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Die-cast Model

McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom II #66-7733, 480th TFS, USAF, Ph Ct Air Base, South Vietnam, 1969 (with 12 x Mk.82 bombs on underwings)

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

Limited production of approximately 600 models worldwide

In 1957, the USAF 480th TFS was established as the 480th FBS equipped with F-100s. In May 1969 they converted to the F-4D Phantom and later that year moved to Phu Cat Air Base, South Vietnam. The 480th was the first squadron to shoot down a MiG-21 and had a total of nine MiG victories. F-4D Phantom II 66-7733 was delivered to the 366th TFW in 1969 and then the 480th TFS. After Vietnam the 480th was disbanded and #66-7733 moved from squadron to squadron before being sent to AMARC in 1989 and scrapped in September 1998.

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 diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of an F-4D 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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