Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA1954
McDonnell Douglas RF- 4C
64-1077, 10th TRW, RAF Alconbury, 1967
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
rounded camera bulge. There were 503 RF- 4cs built with 499 being officially accepted by the
USAF.

The 10th TRW (Tactical Reconnaissance Wing) was formerly based at Spangdahlem AB, West
Germany was relocated to RAF Alconbury, UK arriving on August 25, 1959. In 1965 the 10th
TRW received their RF- 4C Phantom IIs. From the mid 1960’s until 1971 the USAF stared using
Tail Codes. Aircraft at Alconbury were assigned “AR”, “AS”, “AT” but these weren’t applied until
before this method was cancelled. All Alconbury aircraft wore “AR” on the tail and 1 TRS had a
blue tip on the tail while 30 TRS had red and 32 TRS wore yellow.
RF- 4C-23-MC 64-1077 c/n 1144 was the last aircraft produced in a block of 16 aircraft. After
serving its time with the 10th TRW it eventually made its way to the Minnesota ANG/148th TRG.
The last owners of 64-1077 were the Alabama ANG and wore BH on the tail. On April 14, 1994
the aircraft was accepted at AMARC and stored as AA FP0954.



Specifications for the McDonnell RF- 4C Phantom II

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/wing) 370 U.S. gallons
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