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F-4G Phantom II Model, USAF, 563rd TFS - Hobby Master HA1981

F-4G Phantom II Model, USAF, 563rd TFS - Hobby Master HA1981 - click to enlarge
F-4G Phantom II Model, USAF, 563rd TFS - Hobby Master HA1981 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA1981
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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

McDonnell Douglas F-4G Phantom II Wild Weasel - 69-7582, 563rd TFS, 37th TFW, USAF, 1980s

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

McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom 69-7582 was manufactured as an “E” variant and assigned to the 563rd TFS, 37th TFW at George AFB, California in the early to mid-1980s. It was later sent to the Ogden Air Logistics Center and modified to a “G” variant. F-4G 69-7582 then went to the 23rd TFS, 52nd TFW in Spangdahlem West Germany before it was withdrawn from use and on November 21, 1991 sent to AMARC. On July 13, 2000, this aircraft was sent for conversion to a QF-4G AF-222 drone and on March 10, 2006 it was destroyed. The three stars painted below the cockpit were not earned by this aircraft; the kills were actually squadron/individual credits.

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

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 aerial reconnaissance and Wild Weasel roles in the 1991 Gulf War, finally leaving service in 1996. The Phantom was also operated by the air forces of eleven other nations.

Wild Weasel is a code name given by the United States Armed Forces specifically the U.S. Air Force to an aircraft equipped with radar-seeking missiles and tasked with destroying the radar and SAM installations of enemy air defense systems.

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 (front and rear)
  • Detailed cockpit with removable crew figures
  • Realistic panel lines
  • 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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