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RF-4C Phantom II Model, USAF, 14th TRS - Hobby Master HA1957

RF-4C Phantom II Model, USAF, 14th TRS - Hobby Master HA1957 - click to enlarge
RF-4C Phantom II Model, USAF, 14th TRS - Hobby Master HA1957 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA1957
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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

McDonnell Douglas RF-4C Phantom II - 14th TRS, 432nd TRW, USAF, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand (Vietnam War)

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

The 14th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron (TRS) was activated in October 1966. On April 3, 1967, the squadron was assigned to the 75th TRW at Bergstrom AFB, Texas. In October they were transferred to Udorn Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand and assigned to the 432nd TRW. The reconnaissance mission of the wing was to conduct aerial surveillance and to gather photo intelligence against heavily defended targets in Southeast Asia, primarily in Vietnam. The RF-4 Phantom II's flown by the 14th TRS did not carry any weapons and relied on speed and altitude to evade enemy MiGs and SAMs. The squadron was inactivated on June 30, 1975.

The RF-4C was an unarmed reconnaissance variant of the F-4C Phantom II. It was designed for information gathering. The RF-4C can carry a variety of cameras in three different stations in its nose section and take photos at both high and low altitude, day or night. It carried no offensive weapons, although during the last few years of service some were fitted with AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles for defense. The first production aircraft made its initial flight on May 18, 1964.

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 the ground-attack and air reconnaissance roles. F-4 Phantom II production ran from 1958 until 1981, with a total of 5,195 built.

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 RF-4C Phantom II features:

  • Opening canopies (front and rear)
  • Detailed cockpit with removable crew figures
  • Realistic panel lines
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Detachable fuel tanks (drop tanks)
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Stand for ‘in-flight’ display
  • 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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