Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Die-cast Model
McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II – #157245, VF-114 “Aardvarks”, USS Kitty Hawk, U.S. Navy, 1972, “MiG-21 Killer”
1:72 Scale. Length: 9.75". Wingspan: 6.25"
Limited production of approximately 700 models worldwide
The VF-114 “Aardvarks” squadron was deployed to Vietnam from February 1972 to December 1972. F-4J Phantom II 157245 was delivered to the U.S. Navy on September 24, 1972 and was assigned to VF-114. On May 6, 1972 two VF-114 F-4s encountered four MiG-21s and after a lot of maneuvering the F-4s downed a MiG-21. One of the F-4Js was 157245. This F-4J spent six years with VF-114 and completed two combat tours. In January 1976 VF-114 began converting to the F-14 Tomcat and F-4J 157245 was transferred to VF-51 “Screaming Eagles”.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
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