Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series HA19019 McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II USAF 4th TFW, #73-1172, Symour Johnson AFB, NC, 1990. 1/72 Scale Diecast Model, Size: 6.25" Wingspan & 10.5" Long, Optional Up & Down Landing Gear, Armaments & Display Stand Are Included.
The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is a tandem two-seat, twin-engine, all-weather, long-range supersonic jet interceptor and fighter-bomber originally developed for the United States Navy by McDonnell Aircraft. It first entered service in 1961 with the Navy. Proving highly adaptable, it was also adopted by the United States Marine Corps and the United States Air Force, and by the mid-1960s had become a major part of their air arms. Primary Role: Interceptor, Fighter-Bomber
McDonnell Douglas F-4E 73-1172 was produced as c/n 4698 and assigned to the 4TFW / 335 TFS and spent time as 4th TFW Wing CommanderĘs aircraft at Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina. The 4th TFW began as the 4th Fighter-Interceptor Wing in January 1950 and the 4th TFW in 1958. The 4th TFW flew the F-4 Phantom II from 1967 until 1990 when it was phased out by the F-15. F-4E 73-1172 was sent to AMARC on January 10, 1991 wearing the Hill Grey camouflage and converted to a QF-4E numbered AF282.
In the 1970s South Korea felt a possible security risk from North Korea so they decided to acquire Northrop F-5Es and McDonnell Douglas F-4Es to bolster their defense capabilities as a deterrent to aggression. Ex-USAF F-Ds were procured in the late 1960s and in 1978 the first of the new built F-4Es began to arrive. F-4E 60-499 c/n 4972 was originally assigned to the 152nd / 17th FW at Cheongju. In 2019 this aircraft was assigned to the 153 Fighter Squadron at Suwon Air Base.
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