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F-4J Phantom II Model, US Navy, VF-114, 1972 - Hobby Master HA1945

F-4J Phantom II Model, US Navy, VF-114, 1972 - Hobby Master HA1945 - click to enlarge
F-4J Phantom II Model, US Navy, VF-114, 1972 - Hobby Master HA1945 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA1945
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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II - BuNo 157249, VF-114 "Aardvarks", USS Kitty Hawk, U.S. Navy, 1972 (Vietnam War)

1:72 Scale.  Length: 10.5".  Wingspan: 6.25"

McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II BuNo 157249 was delivered to US Navy squadron VF-114 “Aardvarks” on October 6, 1969 and assigned to Lt. Robert Hughes and Lt. (jg) Adolph Cruz. On May 6, 1972 the crew was part of a cover flight for an evening strike mission over North Vietnam and upon arriving at the target area they sighted 4 enemy MiG-21s. Each of the F-4s in the flight managed to destroy a MiG and then safely return to the USS Kitty Hawk. In 1981, BuNo.157249 was converted to a F-4S and is on display at Leather Neck Museum, MCAS Miramar, California.

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 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-4J Phantom II features:

  • Opening cockpit canopies
  • Detailed cockpit with removable crew figures
  • Realistic panel lines
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Removable weapons and external fuel 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

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