|The F-4G Phantom II first flew December 6, 1975 and entered service as the replacement for the
F-105G. There was 116 F-4Es converted to the “G” variant which inherited most of the “E”
features plus numerous additions. The F-4G was the last Phantom II model in active USAF duty
when it was retired in 1995 ending over 30 years of service with the branch of the U.S. Military.
The F-4G was replaced by the newer F-16C Fighting Falcon equipped with HARM and HARM
McDonnell Douglas F-4 69-7582 c/n 4053 was manufactured as an “E” variant and assigned to
563 TFS / 37th TFW at George AFB, California in the early to mid-1980s. The aircraft was later
sent to the Ogden Air Logistics Center and modified to a “G” variant. F-4G 69-7582 spent time
with the 23rd TFS / 52nd TFW in Spangdahlem West German as the Boss Bird before it was
WFU (Withdrawn From Use) and sent to AMARC November 21, 1991. On July 13, 2000 the
aircraft was sent for conversion to a QF-4G AF-222 drone. On March 10, 2006 it was destroyed.
The three stars on the left splitter were not earned by this aircraft, the kills were actually
McDonnell Douglas F-4G Wild Weasel Specifications
First Flight – December 6, 1975
Crew – 2
Length – 63 ft
Wingspan – 38 ft 7 ins
Height – 16 ft 6 ins
Empty – 30,200 lbs
Maximum Take Off – 61,700 lbs
Powerplant – 2 x GE J79-GE-17A Turbofans producing 17,900 lbs thrust per engine with
Internally - 1,900 gallons
Externally – 1,300 gallons
Maximum – 1,430 mph
Cruise – 571 mph
Service Ceiling – 59,000 ft
Range – 1,978 miles
AIM-9L Sidewinder Air-To-Air missiles
|Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
McDonnell Douglas F-4G Wild Weasel
69-7582, 37 TFW, USAF, 1980s
|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