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Beoordeel 1:72 F-4J Phantom VF-21 Freelancers 1974

1:72 F-4J Phantom VF-21 Freelancers 1974

€64,95
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1:72 Scale model, made by Hobby Master
Diecast Trading.
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Beschrijving

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 F-4J was the last version produced for the USN and USMC. The “J” version was basically
an upgraded “B” version with new radar and avionics as well as a better engine that required a
longer afterburner nozzle. One of the most noticeable changes to the “J” version is what isn’t
there; the infrared seeker under the nose was deleted. Also missing was an internal gun but
Sparrow and Sidewinder missiles were used for intercepting. Between 1966 and 1972 there were
522 F-4Js built. The F-4J had the distinction of scoring the only USMC air-to-air combat victory in
Vietnam and it also was the last US operational aircraft in South East Asia. In mid 1970 the F-4
Phantom II was being replaced by the new and improved F-14 Tomcat.


McDonnell Douglas F-4J 158378 MSN 4198 was the second last F-4J of a total of 522 to be
produced. The aircraft went into service with the USN VF-21 “Freelancers” in 1972 as NE-200.
VF-21 was assigned to Carrier Wing 2 (CVW-2) aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ranger (CVA-61)
and was deployed to the Western Pacific from May 7, 1974 until October 18, 1974. 158378 was
the personal aircraft of the Commander of CVW-2. In 1982 158378 transferred to VMFAT-101
and then VMFA-212 before retiring to AMARC January 1985.