Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Die-cast Model
McDonnell Douglas F-4B Phantom II – VMFA-122 “Crusaders”, U.S. Marine Corps (USMC), Da Nang Air Base, Vietnam, 1968 (Vietnam War)
1:72 Scale. Length: 9.75" Wingspan: 6.25"
Limited production of approximately 600 models worldwide
In 1965 VMFA(AW)-122 Crusaders transitioned to the F-4B Phantom II and were re-designated VMFA-122. In August 1967 they deployed to Da Nang Air Base in Vietnam. Their first sortie was on September 1, 1967 and over the next five months VMFA-122 flew 2,540 sorties and dropping 4,800 tons of ordnance. In February 1968 the squadron flew another 629 combat missions and dropped 1300 tons ordnance in support the Khe Sahn siege. VMFA-122 left Vietnam September 1968 and returned in 1969. In December 2016 they officially became the “Flying Leathernecks.”Opening front and rear canopies
Detailed cockpit with removable crew figures
Realistic panel lines and antennas
Historically accurate printed graphics (no decals)
Detachable weapons and/or external fuel 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