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F-4D Phantom II Model, USAF, 497th TFS - Hobby Master HA1929

F-4D Phantom II Model, USAF, 497th TFS - Hobby Master HA1929 - click to enlarge
F-4D Phantom II Model, USAF, 497th TFS - Hobby Master HA1929 - click to enlarge

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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II - “Terrible Tyke”, 497th TFS, 8th TFW, USAF, Ubon RTAFB, Thailand, 1972

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

The 497th TFS spent eight years in Southeast Asia and was the only USAF unit dedicated to night combat operations. The 497th TFS was called the “Night Owls” and carried the tail code FP from December 1965 - September 1974. The “Night Owls” were assigned to the 8th TFW at Ubon RTAFB in Thailand. In September 1974 the 497th TFS was inactivated, but reactivated in 1978. F-4D Phantom II 66-0279 c/n 1949 was withdrawn from use and on July 9 1990 arrived at AMARC as FP0532. As of 2008 the aircraft was still on located at AMARC.

The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom is a two-seat, twin-engine supersonic jet fighter originally developed for the US Navy. Proving highly adaptable, it became a major part of the air wings of the US Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force. The F-4 Phantom was used extensively by all three of these services in the Vietnam War, serving as the principal fighter/bomber for the U.S. Navy and Air Force, as well as being important in the ground-attack and air reconnaissance roles.

Hobby Master offers a wide selection of quality, pre-assembled, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted to a high level of accuracy using specifications of the original aircraft. They are constructed with precision-made diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of an F-4 Phantom II by Hobby Master features:

  • Realistic panel lines
  • Opening canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with crew figures
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models

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