Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series HA1929 McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom II USAF 8th TFW, 497th TFS Night Owls, #60-0279 Terrible Tyke, Ubon RTAFB, Thailand, 1972 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.
The 497th TFS spent eight years in SEA and was the only USAF unit in SEA that was dedicated to night combat operations. The 497th TFS was called the “Night Owls” and carried the tail code FP from December 1965 – September 1974. The “Night Owls” were assigned to the 8th TFW at Ubon, Thailand. In September 1974 the 497th TFS was inactivated but reactivated in 1978. F-105D 66-0279 c/n 1949 was withdrawn from use and on July 9, 1990 arrived at AMARC as FP0532 storage location 70308. As of 2008 the aircraft was still on located at AMARC.
|Stock Status:||IN STOCK|
|Size:||6.25" Wingspan & 10.5" Long|
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