Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA1955 McDonnell Douglas RF-4C Phantom II USAF 432nd TRW,11th TRS, #50-0876 "Snoopy - War's Hell", Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, 1969. 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.
In October 1966 the 11th TRS (Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron) arrived at the Udorn Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand. They had been dispatched from the 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing (TRW) at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho and were reassigned as one of the two squadrons that formed the 432nd TRW “Hunters”. The 11th TRS RF-4C’s wore a tail code of OO with a black tail tip. During one portion of the Vietnam War the 11th TRS along with the 14th TRS would fly between 40 and 50 sorties per day using as much as 7 miles of film. These 2 squadrons are credited with flying 80 percent of all reconnaissance flights over North Vietnam. As a rule these flights were carried out at low altitudes and the aircraft had to fly straight lines in order to acquire good photos. This made the aircraft involved in this type of sortie very susceptible to ground fire accounting for the loss of 83 aircraft during the Vietnam War. 72 aircraft were lost in combat, 7 shot down by SAM’s and 65 to AAA or small arms fire. No RF-4Cs were lost to enemy aircraft. In November 1970 as part of the American drawdown the 11th TRS was reassigned to the 363rd TFW at Shaw AFB, South Carolina. RF-4C BuNo. 65-0876 “Snoopy – War’s Hell” was sold to Spain in 1995 and given serial CR.12-57.
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|Size:||6.25" Wingspan & 10.5" Long|
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