Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
McDonnell Douglas F-4B Phantom II - VF-51 “Screaming Eagles”, CAG of CVW-15, USS Coral Sea, U.S. Navy
1:72 Scale. Length: 9.75". Wingspan: 6.25"
On February 1, 1943 the 'Screaming Eagles' were established as VF-1, but then became VF-5 then VF-5A and finally VF-51 on August 16, 1948. In 1971 they received the F-4 Phantom and spent most of the early 1970's over Vietnam while assigned to the USS Coral Sea. During this period the “Screaming Eagles” shot down 4 enemy Mig-17’s. VF-51 had several US Navy firsts including the first squadron to fly jet aircraft and the first squadron to operate jets from a carrier During the Korean War they were the first squadron to fly jets into combat and first to score air-to-air victories. On June 16, 1978, VF-51 transitioned from the F-4 to the F-14A. In March 1995 the VF-51 “Screaming Eagles” were decommissioned.Realistic panel lines
Detailed cockpit with crew figures
Historically accurate printed markings
Removable weapons and/or fuel tanks
Optional extended landing gear
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 F-4 Phantom II was also operated by the armed forces of 11 other nations.
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This model of an F-4 Phantom II by Hobby Master features:
Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
This item is not suitable for children under the age of 14