Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA1977
McDonnell Douglas F-4F Phantom II
38+13 "Final Flight", WTD-61 Manching AB, 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

Loads of optional armament has been 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 is a two-seat, supersonic long-range all-weather
fighter-bomber. The aircraft 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”, along with others that were less flattering. The F-4 went
on to serve in no less than 11 other countries. Production ended in 1979 with 5,201
aircraft manufactured in 14 different versions.

The F-4F variant of the McDonnell Douglas Phantom II entered service with the Luftwaffe
in 1974. Eventually 175 F-4Fs would replace the F-104Gs Starfighters used by two
interceptor wings (JG-71 and JG-74) and two ground attack wings (JBG-35 and JBG-36).
F-4F 72-1223 C/N 4644 was assigned to JBG-36 and later transferred to WTD61
(Technical and Airworthiness Centre) at Manching AB. Even when the F-4F had been
removed from active service 38+13 still flew at WTD 61. On July 30, 2013 wearing a
special paint scheme 38+13 made its final flight.


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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