Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
McDonnell-Douglas F- 4E  Phantom II
"Arkansas Traveler II"
469th TFS - 388th TFW, Korat AB, Thailand, 1970
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 provided.
Canopy can be displayed open or closed.
Pilot figures included.
Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic.
Highly collectable.
469th TFS
Specifications McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II

Engines - 2 X General Electric J79-GE-17 turbojets
Thrust – 11,870 lb. st dry, 17,900 lb. st with afterburners

Maximum internal fuel - fuselage tanks 1,364 US gallons (up to block 40) and 1,225 US
gallons (from block 41 on).
Additional - 630 gallons of fuel in internal wing tanks.
External fuel load - 600 US gallons centerline tank
Additional - 370 US gallons tanks under each wing attached to the outer pylon
Total fuel load - 3334 US gallons (up to block 40) or 3195 US gallons (from block 41 on)

Maximum speed – 1,430 mph at 36,000 ft (Mach 2.21) / 914 mph at sea level (Mach 1.19)
Cruising speed – 585 mph
Landing speed – 158 mph
Initial climb rate – 61,400 fpm
Service ceiling – 62,250 ft
Combat ceiling – 59,600 ft
Combat range - 595 miles
Maximum range - 1885 miles with maximum external fuel

Empty - 29,535 lbs
Gross - 40,562 lbs
Combat - 38,019 lbs
Take off - 61,651 lbs

Wingspan - 38 ft 5 in
Wing area - 530 sq ft
Length - 63 ft 0 in
Height - 16 ft 6 in

1 X 20-mm M61A1 cannon with 639 rounds in an under-nose gondola
4 X AIM-7 Sparrow semi-active radar homing air-to-air missiles in semi-recessed slots in
the fuselage belly
2 to 4 X AIM-9 Sidewinder infra-red homing air-to-air missiles carried under the wings on
the inboard pylons
Total offensive load of up to 16,000 pounds could be carried on the centerline and four
under-wing hard-points.
The McDonnell Douglas F-4 was the main multipurpose aircraft for the US Military for
20 years. The F-4E variant was an improved version of the C/D with an elongated nose
and compact radar. These two things made it possible to install a 20mm M61A1 6 barrel
640 round Vulcan gun pod in the nose. The F-4E was the most produced variant with
1387 aircraft being made over its 12 year production period. The “E” also equipped
more air forces than any other variant of the Phantom II.

In November 1968 the F-4E made its first appearance in the Vietnam War when it joined
the 469th TFS in Korat Thailand. The Commander of the 388th TFW, 13th Air Force
was Colonel Paul Douglas who was a WWII P-47 ace with 8 victories flying the
“Arkansas Traveler”. In Vietnam F-4E 67-0288 "Arkansas Traveler II" became his
personal aircraft and was adorned with the same 8 victory markings and nose art of a
hillbilly riding a bomb that were on his P-47. During the Vietnam War the F-4E was
credited with 21 MiG victories and 17 of these were by the 469th TFS.
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