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F-4B Phantom II Model, US Navy, VF-84 - Hobby Master HA1968

F-4B Phantom II Model, US Navy, VF-84 - Hobby Master HA1968 - click to enlarge
F-4B Phantom II Model, US Navy, VF-84 - Hobby Master HA1968 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA1968
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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

McDonnell Douglas F-4B Phantom II – VF-84 “Jolly Rogers”, US Navy, 1965

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

Since 1943 three distinct U.S. Navy Aviation squadrons have used the name and insignia of the Jolly Roger. In 1965 VF-84 "Jolly Rogers", flying the F-4 Phantom, deployed aboard the aircraft carrier USS Independence for seven months in the Gulf of Tonkin where they flew 1,507 combat sorties, logging 2,200 flight hours over North and South Vietnam. VF-84 flew the F-4 Phantom II until early 1976, when they transitioned to the F-14 Tomcat. VF-84 was deactivated on October 1, 1995, but the VF-103 “Sluggers” later adopted the "Jolly Rogers" name and insignia.

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
  • Removable weapons and external fuel tanks
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models

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

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