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HA1990A Hobby Master $110.00
HA1990A.JPG NOVENBER 2014 RELEASE: SIGNATURE EDITION LIMITED TO 350 WORLDWIDE. McDonnell Douglas RF-4C Phantom II AF 80-573, 14th TRS Udorn, Jan 1972 AUTOGRAPHED ON NAME PLATE BY WSO JOHN STILES. In 2009, John Stiles and Nguyen Hong MY meet in Washington DC for the first time. Dan Cherry arranged to introduce Nguyen Hong My to the man who he shot down during the Vietnam War in 1972. Since 1972, RF-4 “Recce” Weapons Systems Officer John Stiles had always believed that he and his Pilot Bob Mock had been shot down by ground fire, not enemy aircraft. Lieutenant Colonel USAF John Stiles (retired) retired after a 24 years from active duty with 4,500 hours of flight time in the RF-4C, F-4D and E, as well as the OA-37. Despite a stellar Air Force career, was never able to completely get over his near death experience of being shot down over Laos on January 19, 1972. Nightmares of the ejection and eight hours of desperately evading the encircling enemy forces had always clouded his sleep since then. The memories of the violent explosion and ejection at tree top level were never far from his thoughts. The words “Eject! Eject! Eject!” that Bob Mocked screamed over the intercom were seared in to his psyche. For 37 years he had believed that he was shot down by enemy ground fire. He thought he had seen it with his own eyes. When Dan Cherry contacted him in 2008 and asked him to consider a different possibility, he was skeptical at first. Dan suggested that it might not have been the ground fire that nearly killed him, but that he and pilot Bob Mock had been shot down by 2 Atoll air-to-air missiles from a MiG-21 fighter jet. A jet piloted by Lt. Nguyen Hong My. It was not until after John Stiles met the former VPAF pilot in Washington DC on April 26, 2009 that a different reality of that war time experience would emerge. In the lobby of the Capital Holiday Inn, the reunion was an emotional one. According to John Stiles, Hong My had to answer 3 questions that only Hong My would know before he might start to believe this unbelievable story. At dinner that night, in the quiet corner of a Georgetown restaurant Hong My answered the questions. At that moment John and Hong My began to realize how their lives were going to change. Soon after, John’s nightmares would become a thing of the past.
Scale: 1/72 Size: "6.25"" Wing Span & 10.5"" Long" LIMITED STOCK
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