Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA1957
McDonnell Douglas RF-4C "Playboy"
69-351, 14th TRS, Vietnam War
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.

Because of the war in Vietnam the 14th TRS was activated In October 1966. The unit was
issued new RF-4C Phantom IIs and after training arrived at the Udorn Royal Thai Air Force Base
in October 1967 assigned to the 432nd TRW. Mid way into 1971 the 14th TRS were the only
tactical reconnaissance unit in Vietnam. During their time in Vietnam the RF-4s didn’t carry any
weapons and relied on speed and speed and altitude to evade Migs and SAMs. In December
1975 the 432nd TRW was inactivated this included the 14th TRS and their RF-4s were sent to
Shaw AFB, South Carolina.

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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