Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA1959 McDonnell Douglas RF-4E Phantom II IDF/AF 119th (Bat) Sqn, #488, Ramon AB, Israel, 1971. 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 IDF received RF-4E Phantom II ex-USAF 69-7594 c/n 4080 as part of Operation Peace Echo I with aircraft delivery beginning in 1969. The aircraft was with the 119 "Bat" Squadron and originally as 198 but in 1976 was when the new F-4E(S) arrived it was re-registered as 488. On January 7, 1971 the 199 Squadron received the first of their real RF-4Es with the first operational flight taking place on March 9, 1971 over Jordan. In 1976 the 119th transferred its RF-4Es to the 69 “The Hammers” Squadron.
|Stock Status:||IN STOCK|
|Size:||6.25" Wingspan & 10.5" Long|
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