|Length||26.6 cm||10.50 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||16.3 cm||6.40 in||Approx|
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Canopy displayable open or closed
- Removable pilot and crew figurines
- Optional ordnance
- Undercarriage displayable extended or retracted
- Display stand included.
Hobby Master HA19021 – 1/72 Scale McDonnell Douglas F-4B Phantom II, VF-111 “Sundowners”, US Navy
Hobby Master diecast model HA19021 replicates in 1/72 scale the McDonnell Douglas F-4B Phantom II of tail code NL/200, Commander Air Group’s (CAG) aircraft, VF-111 “Sundowners”, United States Navy (USN). Deployed with Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14) aboard the USS Coral Sea (CV-43), 1971.
VF-111, US Navy
Fighter Squadron 111 (VF-111) “Sundowners”, US Navy established as Attack Squadron 156 (VA-156) on June 4, 1956, redesignated VF-111 on 20 January 1959. The squadron disestablished on March 31 1995. From November 12, 1971, to July 17, 1972, VF-111 equipped with F-4Bs was deployed on the USS Coral Sea (CV-43) stationed in Southeast Asia. During the Vietnam War, VF-111 was homeported at NAS Miramar, California and made ten deployments to Southeast Asia.
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is an American tandem-seat, twin-engined, all-weather, long-range supersonic interceptor fighter-bomber and later, reconnaissance and Wild Weasel (Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses) aircraft.
The maiden flight took place on May 27, 1958, entering service on December 30, 1960. Designed for the US Navy, it also served with the USAF, USMC, and other countries. US military began to replace the F-4 during the 1980s, reconnaissance, and Wild Weasel variants in 1996. Production ended in 1981, with over 5,000 airframes built.
The airframe is constructed mainly of steel, titanium and aluminium with a semi-monocoque fuselage. Low mounted sweptback cantilever wings; the inner panels have 0° dihedral, outer panels 12°— cantilever tail unit with a 23º anhedral all-moving tailplane and retractable tricycle type undercarriage.
Powered by two General Electric J79 afterburning turbojet engines, the F-4J has a maximum speed of 2550 km/h (1584 mph), a 21,336 m (70,000 ft) service ceiling and a maximum range of 3148 km (1956 mi).
The Phantom did not carry any guns until the F-4C with a 20 mm (.79 in) M61A1 Vulcan Gatling cannon external gun pod. The -E variant was the first to have an internally mounted cannon. With nine external hard-points, the Phantom II can carry up to 7,250 kg (16,000 lb) of payload, four semi-recessed under the fuselage, two under each wing and one under-fuselage on the centre-line. Ordnance included missiles, guided and unguided bombs, rockets, mission-specific pods and drop tanks.