HOBBY MASTER 1/72 US NAVY MCDONNELL DOUGLAS F-4J PHANTOM II 157299 VF-103 “SLUGGERS” (HA19015)

$179.00 (Ex Tax: $162.73)

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Description

Up for sale is a brand new 1/72 US NAVY MCDONNELL DOUGLAS F-4J PHANTOM II 157299 VF-103 “SLUGGERS” (HA19015) by Hobbymaster.

The final variant of the McDonnell Douglas Phantom II was the F-4J; an improved version of the F-4B and was produced for the USMC and USN. There were approximately 520 airframe built with the first operational flight taking place in 1966. The F-4J was provided with stronger landing gear and modifications to the inner wings and tail. The F-4J also received the new J79-GE-10 engines providing 17,900 lbs of thrust.

VF-103 was activated in 1952 and from 1953 until 1957 they were the “Flying Cougars” before becoming the “Sluggers”. In 1965 VF-103 received the F-4B which they flew until 1968 when the F-4J arrived. VF-103 deployed 15 times on board USS Saratoga and in 1971 sailed to the Mediterranean. In 1972 F-4J 157299 scored a victory over a MiG-21 and in 1976 was transferred to VF-11 “Red Rippers” where it was lost in 1977.

This model aircraft is made from die-cast metal and include extensive detailing. It is similar in quality to Corgi, Gemini Jets, JC Wings, Witty Wings, Century Wings, NG Models and Aviation72.

 

Includes display stand.

Additional information

Weight1 kg
Dimensions24 × 24 × 10 cm
Length

26.5cm

Wingspan

16cm

Aircraft Family

MCDONNELL DOUGLAS F-4 PHANTOM II

Registration

157299

Brand

HOBBY MASTER

Model Manufacturer

HOBBY MASTER

Vehicle Manufacturer

MCDONNELL DOUGLAS