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F-4B Phantom II Model, USN, VF-51 - Hobby Master HA19043


F-4B Phantom II Model, USN, VF-51 - Hobby Master HA19043 - click to enlarge
F-4B Phantom II Model, USN, VF-51 - Hobby Master HA19043 - click to enlarge


Item No. HM-HA19043
$114.95
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Description

Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

McDonnell Douglas F-4B Phantom II - 151398, VF-51 "Screaming Eagles", USS Coral Sea, U.S. Navy, May 1972 "MiG-17 Killer"

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



Order in advance for an expected arrival in June 2023. The release date is subject to change by the manufacturer.

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Limited production of approximately 700 models worldwide


F-4B Phantom II 151398 had served with five other squadrons since its 1963 maiden flight and in May 1972 it belonged to VF-51 "Screaming Eagles" onboard the USS Coral Sea. The aircraft was assigned to Lt. Winston “Mad Dog” Copeland and Lt(jg) Dale Arends but on May 10,1972 it was crewed by Ken “Ragin Cajun” Cannon and Bud Morris. That day they destroyed a MiG-17 with an AIM-9. Returning from SEA the aircraft was upgraded to an ‘N’ variant and transferred to VF-161 based in Japan and later scrapped in 1993.

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 precision-tooled die-cast metal and some plastic components.

This model of an F-4B 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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