Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA19005
F-110A Spectre
USAF TAC, Langley AFB, 1962
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
Loads of optional armament has been provided
Canopy can be displayed open or closed
Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic
Highly collectable
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The USAF would acquire 583 F-4Cs that were basically F-4Bs retrofitted for ground operations.
The F-4C arrived in Southeast Asia in early 1965 and by 1966 equipped 7 squadrons in Vietnam
and 3 in Thailand. The early F-4Cs lacked guns and relied totally on missiles but it wasn’t long
before the addition of SUU-16A gun pods with M-61AI-20-mm guns were put to use to
compensate for the lack of internal guns. The first F-4Cs suffered from many defects and It wasn’
t too long before the F-4D made an appearance.



McDonnell Douglas manufactured the F-4H for the USN and when the USAF saw the great
performance they want the aircraft as well. Two USN F-4H-1 Phantom IIs; serial 149405 and
149406 were delivered to Langley Field for evaluation and re-serialled 62-12168 and 62-12169.
In 1962 approval was given for the USAF variant to be designated the F-110 Spectre. Later to
clear up confusion of the different designations both designs were named Phantom II. The USN
variant became the F-4B while the USAF variant became the F-4C.



Specification of the F-4C

Manufacturer: McDonnell-Douglas

Role – Fighter

Performance
Engines - (2) General Electric J79-GE-15 turbojets, 10,900 lb.s.t dry, 17,000 lb.s.t. with
afterburner
Maximum Speed – 1,433 mph @ 48,000 ft, 826 mph at sea level
Initial Climb Rate - 40,550 fpm
Service Ceiling - 56,100 ft
Combat Ceiling - 55,600 ft
Combat Range - 538 miles
Maximum Range – 1,926 miles with maximum external fuel

Weights
Empty - 28,496 lbs
Gross - 51,441 lbs
Combat Weight - 38,352 lbs
Maximum Take-Off Weight - 58,000 lbs

Dimensions
Wingspan 38 ft 5 ins
Wing Area - 530 sq ft
Length - 58 ft 3 3/4 ins
Height - 16 ft 3 ins

Fuel
Maximum Internal - 1,986 US gallons (1,343 gallons in fuselage, 630 gallons in wings)
Maximum External - 600 US gallons in centerline tank underneath the fuselage and 740 US
gallons in (2) under-wing tanks / total fuel to 3,313 US gallons

Armament
(4) AIM-7D or -7E Sparrow semi active radar homing missiles in under-fuselage recesses
Inner pylons could each accommodate (2) AIM-9B/D Sidewinder infrared homing missiles
Ground Attack Mode – able to carry up to 16,000 pounds of ordnance on centerline pylon
underneath the fuselage
Plus
(4) under-wing hard-points