Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA1951
McDonnell-Douglas RF- 4C
106th TRS, 117th TRW, Alabama Air National Guard
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

Canopies can be displayed open or closed

Crew figures

Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic

Highly collectable
The first production RF-4C flew in May 1964. The RF-4C was an unarmed recon variant
designed for information gathering. This variant is quite easy to recognize from other F-4
variants because of the distinctive nose. The larger nose was designed to accommodate radar,
sensors and flat windows for cameras. During its years of service the RF-4C used two nose
variations. The original design was the angular version with a later design that had a smoother
rounded camera bulge. There were 503 RF-4cs built with 499 being officially accepted by the
USAF.

In February 1971 the 106th TRS of the 117th TRW of the Alabama ANG was the first ANG
squadron to receive the RF-4C. These aircraft were the replacements for the older RF-84F
Thunderflash.
The RF-4C was still in use in 1990 when six LOROP (Long Range Oblique Photography) aircraft
from the 106th TRS of the 117th TRW of the Alabama ANG were deployed to Bahrain. The
106th flew cross-border recon missions during Operation Desert Shield gathering vital
information about the Iraqi military build up as well as locating mobile “Scud” missile launchers.
In December 1990 the 106th was replaced by a Nevada Guardsmen unit.



Specifications for the McDonnell RF-4C Phantom II

Type - unarmed photographic reconnaissance version of the USAF's F-4C.

Dimensions
Wingspan - 38 ft 5 in
Wing area - 530 sq ft
Length - 62 ft 11 in
Height - 16 ft 6 in


Performance
Engine – 2 X General Electric J79-GE-15 turbojets
Thrust
10,300 lb.s.t. dry
17,000 lb.s.t. with afterburner
Fuel
Maximum internal fuselage tanks
Up to block 40 aircraft – 1,260 U.S. gallons
Aircraft block 41 and on – 1,142 U.S. gallons
Maximum external tanks
Center-line – 600 U.S. gallons
On outer pylons – 2 X tanks (1 per wing) 370 U.S. gallons
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