F-4B Phantom II Die Cast Model VF-111 "Sundowners", USS Coral Sea, 1970s (1:72)
Item # HA19021
Prepainted Diecast Metal Model
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Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
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
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
Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic