Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA1958
McDonnell Douglas RF-4C Phantom II
68-567 "Starize", 1stTRS/10th TRW, Alconbury 1986
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.

The 10th TRW was located at Alconbury, England and had 3 Tactical Reconnaissance
Squadrons, the 1st, 30th and 32nd. Until May 1965 these squadrons flew the RB-66 Douglas
Destroyer when they began to convert to the RF-4C Phantom II. In the early 1970’s tail codes
became the standard markings and Alconbury was assigned “AR” -1st TRS, “AS” – 30th TRS
and “AT” – 32nd TRS. After about 1 year all Alconbury aircraft wore “AR” on the tail with the
10th TRW distinguished by a small color stripe on the tip of the tails. 1st TRS blue, 30th TRS
red and the 32nd TRS yellow. 68-0576 was sent to AMARC on December 9, 1991.

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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