Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom II – 67-550, Major Dan Cherry, 13th TFS, 432nd TRW, USAF, April 16, 1972
1:72 Scale. Length: 9.75". Wingspan: 6.5"
Includes a metal plate on the stand signed by Major Cherry
Limited Edition of 450 Models Worldwide
On April 16, 1972, four F-4D Phantom IIs were on a combat patrol over North Vietnam. The third aircraft, 66-7550, was crewed by pilot Major Dan Cherry and WSO Jeff Feinstein. The four F-4s encountered several MiG-19 and MiG-21s and after a five minute dogfight Cherry and Feinstein scored their first aerial victory. The MiG-21 pilot was Lt. Nguyen Hong My, who survived the war and on April 16, 2009 was the guest of honor at the public opening of the display of #66-7550 in the Aviation Heritage Park, Bowling Green, Kentucky.Opening canopies
Detailed cockpit with removable crew figures
Realistic panel lines and antennas
Historically accurate printed graphics (no decals)
Removable weapons and external fuel tanks
Optional extended landing gear
Box with F-4 Phantom II artwork
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 US Air Force as well as being important in ground-attack and reconnaissance roles. F-4 Phantom II production ran from 1958 until 1981, with a total of 5,195 built.
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 Eagle and F-16 Fighting Falcon in the U.S. Air Force; the F-14 Tomcat and F/A-18 Hornet in the U.S. Navy and the F/A-18 in the Marine Corps. It remained in use by the U.S. in the reconnaissance and Wild Weasel roles in the 1991 Gulf War, finally leaving service in 1996. The Phantom was also operated by the air forces of eleven other nations.
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 features:
Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years