Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
McDonnell Douglas F-4H-1 (F-4B) Phantom II – #148423h, Test Pilot Lt. Cdr. John W. Young, U.S. Navy, April 1962, "Project High Jump"
1:72 Scale. Length: 9.75". Wingspan: 6.25"
Limited production of approximately 600 models
In February 1962 in an attempt to set time-to-altitude records the U.S. Navy began “Project High Jump”. F4H-1 Phantoms were flown from NAS Brunswick Maine and Point Mugu California. Five pilots were involved in the project that set 8 time-to-climb records of which 2 were time-to-height records. Records were set for time-to 9,842 feet, 19,685 feet, 29,528 feet, 39,370 feet, 49,213 feet, 65.617 feet, 82,021 feet and 98,425 feet. Lt. Cdr. John W. Young set the first and second last records flying F4H-1 Phantom II 148423. Young later became an astronaut, flew on Gemini 3 and 10, Apollo10, walked on the Moon during the Apollo 16 mission in 1972 and commanded the first space shuttle mission (STS-1) in 1981 as well as STS-9 in 1983.Opening canopies
Detailed cockpit with removable pilot figure
Realistic panel lines and antennas
Historically accurate printed graphics
Removable weapons and 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.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years