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F-4D Phantom II Model, Steve Ritchie (Signed) - Hobby Master HA1973


F-4D Phantom II Model, Steve Ritchie (Signed) - Hobby Master HA1973 - click to enlarge
F-4D Phantom II Model, Steve Ritchie (Signed) - Hobby Master HA1973 - click to enlarge


Item No. HM-HA1973
$109.95
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Description

Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Signature Edition

McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom II – #66-7463, Captain Richard 'Steve' Ritchie, 555th TFS, 432nd TRW, USAF, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, 1972 (Vietnam War)

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

Includes a metal plate on the stand signed by Steve Ritchie



Limited Edition of 800 Models Worldwide


During the Vietnam War, between May 10 and August 28, 1972, Captain Steve Ritchie became an ace by destroying 5 MiG-21s while piloting F-4D and F-4E Phantom IIs. During four of his five victories his RIO was Captain Charles DeBellevue. His first and fifth victories came while flying F-4D #66-7463. Victory two came in F-4D #65-0801 while three and four came while flying F-4E #67-0362. Between March 1 and October 15, 1972, F-4D Phantom #66-7463 is credited with six enemy aircraft shot down while being flown by five different crews.


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-4D Phantom II features:

  • Opening canopies
  • Detailed cockpit with removable crew figures
  • Realistic panel lines and antennas
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Detachable weapons and 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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