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RF-4EJ Kai Model, JASDF, 501st Squadron - Hobby Master HA1991


RF-4EJ Kai Model, JASDF, 501st Squadron - Hobby Master HA1991 - click to enlarge
RF-4EJ Kai Model, JASDF, 501st Squadron - Hobby Master HA1991 - click to enlarge


Item No. HM-HA1991
$82.95
Availability: Out of Stock


Description

Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

McDonnell Douglas RF-4EJ Kai (F-4 Phantom II) - 501st Squadron, JASDF with LOROP pod (Long Range Oblique Photography)

1:72 Scale.  Length: 10.5".  Wingspan: 6.4"



The Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) 501st Squadron was formed at Matsushima, Japan in December 1961 equipped with RF-86Fs. In 1975, the 501st Tactical Reconnaissance Group moved to Hyakuri with their new RF-4Es. In 1992 seven RF-4EJs and eight RF-4EJ Kai were converted and updated from the normal F-4E. The early 1980s saw the introduction of the F-15 so F-4EJs were heavily modified to carry 3 types of external sensor pods of which one was the LOROP (Long Range Oblique Photography) pod with KS-146B camera.

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 RF-4EJ Kai features:

  • Realistic panel lines
  • Opening cockpit canopy
  • Removable crew figures
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Removable weapons and/or external fuel tanks
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand



  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models


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


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