Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA1986
McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom ZE357, No. 74
Sqn., RAF, Wattisham, 1985
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 may be provided
Canopy can be displayed open or closed
Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic
Highly collectable
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After the Falklands the RAF had a gap in the Air Defence of GB, with the delay to the new F3
Tornado and the lack of other RAF Phantoms the MOD purchased straight from the New Mexico
Desert a Sqn of Ex US Navy F4J. Some of these aircraft still had Battle scars from Vietnam.
These were designated F4J (UK) and were rushed into service still sporting basic US Navy
colours. These were later painted in due course to RAF air defense grey.

The No. 74 Squadron “Tiger Squadron” existed from 1917 until the 1990s. The Squadron had
been reformed at RAF Wattisham in 1984 and operated the F-4J until January 1991. McDonnell
Douglas F-4J Phantom ZE-357 was former USN 153892 and was delivered to Wattisham on
November 3, 1984. In 1991 74 Squadron exchanged their F-4Js for surplus FGR.2 Phantoms and
was delivered to No. 74 Squadron in February 1984 before moving to Bruggen, Germany in 1991.
ZE-357 was scrapped in 1998. The No. 74 Squadron disbanded in October 1992.



Specification for the F- 4J

Performance
Engines: 2 X General Electric J79-GE-8B/8C/10 turbojets, 11,870 lb.s.t dry, 17,900 lb.
s.t. with afterburner.
Maximum speed: 1,584 mph at 48,000 ft. (Mach 2.4), 875 mph at sea level (Mach
1.15).
Initial climb rate: 41,250 fpm.
Service ceiling: 70,000 ft.
Combat ceiling: 54,700 ft.
Combat range: 596 miles, maximum range 1,956 miles with maximum external fuel.

Weights
30,770 lbs empty.
46,833 lbs gross.
41,399 lbs combat weight,

Dimensions
Wingspan: 38 ft. 5 in.
Wing area: 530 square ft.
Length: 58 ft. 3.75 in.
Height: 16 ft. 3 in.

Fuel
Maximum internal fuel: in fuselage tanks 1,347 US gal.
Internal wing tanks: 630 gal.
Maximum external fuel: 3,317 US gal.
600 US gal in a centerline tank, 370 US gal in each of two tanks that could be carried
underneath the outer under wing pylons.

Armament
4 X AIM-7 Sparrow semi-active radar homing air-to-air missiles in semi-recessed slots
in the fuselage belly.
2 X to 4 AIM-9 Sidewinder infra-red homing air-to-air missiles carried under the wings
on the inboard pylons.
Maximum offensive load of up to 16,000 lbs carried on the centerline and 4 under wing
hard points.