Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series HA1962 McDonnell Douglas F-4N Phantom II USMC VMFA-531 Grey Ghosts, AA207, USS Forrestal/HMS Ark Royal. 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.
VMFA-531 “Grey Ghosts” along with their F-4s were assigned to the USS Forrestal for a Mediterranean deployment from September 22, 1972 until July 6, 1973. From February 23 until March 6, 1973 VMFA-531 carried out cross operating with F-4Ks from HMS Ark Royal. During this period the VMFA-531 F-4B wore the dark sea grey tail and fin flash of the host No. 892 Squadron. Urban legend has it F-4B AA/207 went mechanical while on Ark Royal and was painted this scheme to mask the aircraft when HMS Ark Royal sailed into Malta who was at odds with the USA.
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|Size:||6.25" Wingspan & 10.5" Long|
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