|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
Israeli F-4E “584” originally was serial U.S. 71-0234 with c/n 4222. On July 18, 1972 it was
delivered to the IDF as “184” but when it was modernized to Kurnass 2000 standards it became
aircraft “584”. The black lettering on the side of the aircraft is 2000 Kurnass in Hebrew and the
red tail signifies the 201st Squadron “The One”. Iftach Spector had 12 IDF victories, 8 in Mirage
IIIs and at least one of his four F-4 victories in this particular aircraft.
Specifications for the F-4E Kurnass 2000
Role – 2 Seat Multi-Task Fighter
Powerplant - 2 x General Electric J79-GE-17
Thrust – 11,872 lb (5,385 kg) each
Maximum – Mach 2+
Attack Radius – 305 miles (492 km)
Service Ceiling – 58,080 ft (17,702 m)
Empty – 30,336 lb (13,760 kg)
Maximum – 61,796 lb (28,030 kg)
Length – 63.00 ft (19.20 m)
Wingspan – 38.3 ft (11.68 m)
Height – 16.4 ft (5.00 m)
1 x Six-Barreled 20 mm Cannon / 640 rounds
Missiles – Air-To-Air
Python 3, 4
Maximum Load – 15,998 lb (7,257 kg)
|Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
F-4E "Kurnass 2000"
s/n 584, 201st Sqn., Israel Air Force, 1990s
|True 1/72 scale.
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.
|HOBBY MASTER COLLECTOR