About the McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II Early Production
The F-4E came into production as an improved version of the F-4C/D and was to be
the most advanced model of the Phantom series. After elongating the fighter's
nose and installing a more compact radar, the solid-state Westinghouse
AN/APQ-120, the installation of a nose-mounted gun became possible and a 20mm
M61A1 6 barrel Vulcan gun pod was employed. The Vulcan 20mm cannon, with its
ammunition drum of approximately 640 rounds, was capable of firing 4000-6000
rounds a minute and proved reliable in air-to-ground and close quarters aerial
combat. F-4E made its first flight in June 1967 and entered the rising conflict
of the Vietnam War in November 1968 when the first F-4E's reached Korat in
Thailand and joined up with the 469th Tactical Fighter Squadron. By the time of
the cease-fire of 1973 the F-4E was credited with a total of 21 MiG kills, 5
brought down by gunfire alone.
About the Model
- Assembly kit of the early production version of
the F-4E Phantom II main fighter of the U.S. Airforce.
- Scale: 1/32, fuselage length: 600mm, wingspan:
368mm. The intrepid form of the F-4E Phantom with its characteristically
elongated nose, has been accurately reproduced.
- Fuselage has been molded as one piece with
intricate areas faithfully recreated. Main pieces can be fastened to fuselage
- Plane's nose can be reproduced with clear parts
to allow viewing of the details of the 20mm M61A1 6 barrel Vulcan gun pod and
AN/APQ-120 radar after model assembly.
- Exquisite detail of cockpit and instrument
panels portrayed in superb detail. Canopy can be assembled in the open or
- Landing gear reproduced with dye-cast parts and
tires are recreated with real rubber.
- Parts for recreation of full armament, such as
air-to-air missiles, are included in kit. Kit also features pilot and co-pilot
figures as well as decals for replication of two different planes.
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