Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
McDonnell Douglas (Mitsubishi) RF-4EJ Phantom II – JASDF, March 2020, "501st Squadron Retirement Scheme",
1:72 Scale. Length: 9.75". Wingspan: 6.25"
Limited production of approximately 1000 models worldwide
The JASDF 501 Squadron was formed December 1, 1961 flying 10 RF-86F Sabre aircraft. Built by Mitsubishi in 1976 as an F-4EJ Phantom II, c/n M080 serial #67-8380 was later converted to an RF-4EJ and renumbered as #67-6380 and assigned to the 501st Hikotai. On March 9, 2020 the last flight of the RF-4EJ took place along with a retirement ceremony for this type of aircraft as well as the disbanding of the 501st. RF-4EJ 676380 wore what looks like a roll of 35mm film marking the fact that the unit operated from 1961 until 2020.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