Hobby Master HA1999 – 1/72 Scale F-4D 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 F-4D Phantom II, IRIAF – Hobby Master HA1999
Hobby Master HA1999 diecast model replicates in 1/72 scale the McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom II, s/n 3-6697 of the 71st TFS, TFB.7, Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) while stationed at Shiraz International Airport during 1980.
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 type 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).
No guns were carried 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.
During the 1960s and 1970s, the Imperial Iranian Air Force (IIAF), with the reign of the Shah, received 225 F-4D, F-4E, and RF-4E Phantom IIs. Post-revolution, IRIAF Phantoms saw combat during the 1980 Iran–Iraq War. Due to an American arms embargo, the aircraft are kept operational with parts manufactured by Iran’s aerospace industry.