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F-4E Phantom II Model, USAFE, 480th TFS - Hobby Master HA1947

F-4E Phantom II Model, USAFE, 480th TFS - Hobby Master HA1947 - click to enlarge
F-4E Phantom II Model, USAFE, 480th TFS - Hobby Master HA1947 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA1947
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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II - AF 74-0659/SP, 480th TFS, USAFE, 1989/1990

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

The 480th Fighter Bomber Squadron was activated on September 25, 1957. On July 1, 1958 it was re-designated the 480th Tactical Fighter Squadron and, after a few inactivations, the 480th was re-activated on September 15, 1976 at Spangdahlem Air Base, West Germany. It began as a USAFE squadron with F-4D Phantom IIs, but it was later re-equipped with F-4E’s and F-4G’s used as “Wild Weasel” teams. F-4E Phantom II 74-0659 was assigned to the 480th TFS. It was sent to AMARC on April 18, 1991.

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-4 Phantom II features:

  • Realistic panel lines
  • Opening cockpit canopy
  • Removable crew figures
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Detachable weapons and external fuel tanks
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Stand for 'in-flight' display

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models

    This model is not suitable for children under the age of 14

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