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F-4J Phantom II Die Cast Model VMFA-235 "Death Angels", 1972 (1:72)
Item # HA19024
F-4J Phantom II Die Cast Model VMFA-235 "Death Angels", 1972 (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: $109.95
Sale Price: $99.95
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    Description

    Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
    HA19024
    F-4J Phantom II
    153887, VMFA-235 "Death Angels", 1972
    Starting in 1973 the Japan Air Self-Defense Force received 154 F-4EJ
    Phantoms that were based on the USAF F-4E. 138 of these aircraft were
    manufactured under license by Mitsubishi who produced the last F-4 Phantom
    II. Several changes were made to the F-4E to make it an F-4EJ. Basically it
    had any offensive weapons removed but eventually these restrictions were
    lifted and the aircraft were updated with missiles and the latest electronic
    equipment.



    VMF(AW)-235 first deployed to Vietnam in 1966 flying the F-8E Crusader and
    during a 10 month deployment flew over 6,000 combat sorties. In 1967 they
    returned to Vietnam until May 1968 when they left for MCAS Kaneohe Bay,
    Hawaii and were re-designated VMFA-235 "Death Angels". They re-equipped
    with the F-4J Phantom II which they flew until 1989 when they transitioned to
    the F/A-18 Hornet. F-4J 153887 c/n 2503 left VMFA-235 in 1977 and was later
    upgraded to an F-4S. In 1991 the aircraft was converted to a drone and shot
    down in 2001.
    Starting in 1973 the Japan Air Self-Defense Force received 154 F-4EJ
    Phantoms that were based on the USAF F-4E. 138 of these aircraft were
    manufactured under license by Mitsubishi who produced the last F-4 Phantom
    II. Several changes were made to the F-4E to make it an F-4EJ. Basically it
    had any offensive weapons removed but eventually these restrictions were
    lifted and the aircraft were updated with missiles and the latest electronic
    equipment.



    VMF(AW)-235 first deployed to Vietnam in 1966 flying the F-8E Crusader and
    during a 10 month deployment flew over 6,000 combat sorties. In 1967 they
    returned to Vietnam until May 1968 when they left for MCAS Kaneohe Bay,
    Hawaii and were re-designated VMFA-235 "Death Angels". They re-equipped
    with the F-4J Phantom II which they flew until 1989 when they transitioned to
    the F/A-18 Hornet. F-4J 153887 c/n 2503 left VMFA-235 in 1977 and was later
    upgraded to an F-4S. In 1991 the aircraft was converted to a drone and shot
    down in 2001.