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F-4B Phantom II Die Cast Model VF-111 "Sundowners", USS Coral Sea, 1970s (1:72)
Item # HA19021
F-4B Phantom II Die Cast Model VF-111 "Sundowners", USS Coral Sea, 1970s (1:72)
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Length 10.5"
Wingspan 6.33"

Prepainted Diecast Metal Model

Collectors item: Not suitable for children under 14

Retail: $107.95
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    Description

    Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
    HA19021
    McDonnell Douglas F-4B
    200, VF-111 "Sundowners", USS Coral Sea, 1970s
    One of the most famous and easily recognized fighter aircraft of the post-WWII era was the
    McDonnell F-4 Phantom II. This aircraft was developed as a private venture by the aircraft
    company but was soon ordered by the USN as a carrier-based attack aircraft. Its first flight took
    place on May 27, 1958 and it entered active service in December 1960. It wasn't long after the
    F-4B appeared that a fly-off was set up with USAF front-line fighters. It was no contest, the F-4
    performed so well that the USAF ordered their own variant, the F-4C. As time went on, the F-4
    evolved into well over a dozen variants.


    VF-111 "Sundowners" re-equipped with the F-4B Phantom II in early 1971. In November 1971
    VF-111 returned to the Gulf of Tonkin onboard the USS Coral Sea where they spent 148 days.
    29 F-4s were loaned to the USAF when they were planning to acquire the Phantom as their
    primary fighter. These aircraft had USAF tail numbers and FJ-170, FJ-171 etc. on the fuselage.
    One of these 29 was VF-111 NL200 151000 CAG given tail number 62-12184 FJ-184 and
    when the USAF acquired their F-4Cs these 29 aircraft were returned to the USN.
    True 1/72 scale

    Professionally painted

    Great attention to detail

    All markings are Tampoed (pad applied)

    Option to display the model on a stand that is provided

    Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions

    Canopies can be displayed open or closed

    Crew figures

    Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic

    Highly collectable