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RF-4E Phantom II Model, JASDF, 501 - Hobby Master HA19029


RF-4E Phantom II Model, JASDF, 501 - Hobby Master HA19029 - click to enlarge
RF-4E Phantom II Model, JASDF, 501 - Hobby Master HA19029 - click to enlarge


Item No. HM-HA19029
$109.95
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Description

Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

McDonnell Douglas RF-4E Phantom II – #47-6905, 501st TRS, Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF), Hyakuri Air Base, Japan, "F-4 Final Year 2020"

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



Order in advance for an expected arrival in March 2022. The release date is subject to change by the manufacturer.

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Limited production of approximately 800 models worldwide


The 501 TRS was the JASDF’s only reconnaissance squadron. It was formed in 1961 and uses the cartoon character Woody Woodpecker as it emblem. In 1972 the JASDF decided to replace their RF-86Fs with 14 RF-4Es and formed a detachment at Hyakuri Air Base to handle the new aircraft. The first F-4E Phantom IIs were numbered 6901 to 6914 and began arriving throughout 1974 and 1975. For operation over the water 6901, 6905 and 6913 were given a special Ocean Blue scheme while converted F-4EJ and F-4EL Kai were painted in green/gray Forest scheme.

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-assembled, die-cast display models. Every 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 RF-4E Phantom II features:

  • Opening canopies
  • Detailed cockpit with removable crew figures
  • Realistic panel lines and antennas
  • Historically accurate printed graphics
  • Removable weapons and/or 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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