Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA1975
McDonnell Douglas F-4F Phantom II
38+10, JG 71 Richthofen, Wittmundhafen Air Base
2013
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

Optional armament may be provided

Canopy can be displayed open or closed

Crew figures

Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic

Highly collectable
The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II was designed as a USN Fleet defense aircraft
and entered service in 1961. The F-4 soon became one of the few aircraft to be utilized
by the USN, USAF and USMC. The Phantom could carry a varied payload and armament
so it was well suited to do just about any job. Because of its large nose and ruggedness
the F-4 earned the nickname “Rhino”. The F-4 went on to serve in no less than 11 other
countries. Production ended in 1979 with 5,201 aircraft manufactured.


The first of the 175 German F-4Fs touched down at Wittmundhafen Air Base in 1973 with
final delivery in April 1976. The F-4F replaced the F-104s that had equipped two
interceptor wings, JG-71 Richthofen, JG-74 Molders and two ground attack wings JBG-
35 and JBG-36. 2013 saw the last of the German F-4s so F-4Fs 37+01 and 38+10 were
given special paint schemes to mark the occasion. 37+01 was painted gold and blue
while 38+10 was painted in Norm 72, the original paint scheme for the F-4F.


F-4F specifications

Manufacturer: McDonnell-Douglas

Type: Fighter/Ground Attack

Crew: 2

Dimensions
Height - 5.01 m
Length - 19.40 m
Wing Span - 11.70 m

Weight
Empty - 21,950 kg.
Max T/O weight - 27,300 kg

Performance
Engines – 2 X J79-MTU-17A engines were built under license from General Electric by
Motoren-und-Turbinenen-Union Munchen GmBH.
Thrust - 5,308 kg (8,120 kg with A/B)
Max speed - Mach 2.23 @ 12,500 m
Initial Climb Rate - 41,000 ft/min  (210 m/s)

Armament
4 x AIM-120A  AMRAMM air-to-air Missiles
The F-4F originally lacked the capability of carrying nuclear weapons and it could not
carry or launch certain air-to-ground missiles such as the Maverick, Shrike, or Walleye.
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