Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Die-cast Model
McDonnell Douglas F-4B Phantom II – VF-143 "Pukin Dogs", USS Constellation, U.S. Navy, Vietnam, 1967
1:72 Scale. Length: 9.75" Wingspan: 6.25"
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Limited production of approximately 500 models worldwide
U.S. Navy Fighter Squadron 143 (VF-143) Pukin Dogs was the new designation given to VF-821 on June 20, 1962. The squadron had transitioned from the F4U Corsair through the F3H Demon and onto F-4 Phantom II. The squadron deployed its Phantoms to Vietnam several times aboard the USS Constellation from 1964-1970. VF-143's last Vietnam deployment was aboard the USS Enterprise in 1972. After returning to the US, the “Pukin Dogs” upgraded once more to the F-14 Tomcat in 1974, which it flew until 2005 when it transitioned to the F/A-18E Super Hornet and was redesignated Strike Fighter Squadron 143 (VFA-143).Opening canopies
Detailed cockpit with removable crew figures
Realistic panel lines and antennas
Historically accurate printed graphics
Optional extended landing gear
Boxed with F-4Phantom 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