Hobby Master HA1984 – 1/72 Scale RF-4E Phantom II Diecast Model
1/72 scale Air Power Series
|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.
1/72 Scale McDonnell Douglas RF-4E Phantom II, AG 52, Luftwaffe – Hobby Master HA1984
Hobby Master diecast model HA1984 replicates in 1/72 scale the McDonnell Douglas RF-4E Phantom II, s/n 35+76 of Aufklärungsgeschwader 52 (Reconnaissance Squadron 52) of the German air force. In the special paint scheme it wore to the 1985 NATO “Tiger Meet” held at Kleine Brogel, Belgium.
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. Later adapted for the reconnaissance and Wild Weasel (Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses) missions. 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. The 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 undercarriage.
Powered by two General Electric J79 afterburning turbojet engines, the F-4J has a maximum speed of 255o km/h (1584 mph), a 21,336 m (70,000 ft) service ceiling and maximum range of 3148 km (1956 mi).
The Phantom was without guns until the introduction of 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 centre-line. Ordnance included missiles, guided and unguided bombs, rockets, mission-specific pods and drop tanks.
Aufklärungsgeschwader 52 (AG 52)
Aufklärungsgeschwader 52 (Reconnaissance wing 52) or AG 52 was founded in 1959 and with a panther as part of the squadron badge, qualified for membership of the NATO Tiger Meet organisation. The unit has hosted three Tiger Meets, the first in 1967. AG 52 decommissioned on March 31, 1994.