Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series HA1973 McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom II USAF 432rd TRW, 555th TFS Triple Nickel, #67-0463, Steve Ritchie, Vietnam, 1972, Signature Edition 1/72 Scale Diecast Model, Size: 6.25" Wingspan & 10.5" Long, Optional Up & Down Landing Gear, Armaments & Display Stand Are Included.
Limited Edition 800 Pieces Worldwide.
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.
During the Vietnam War between May 10 and August 28, 1972 Captain Steve Ritchie became an Ace by destroying 5 MiG-21s while piloting F-4Ds and F-4Es. During four of his five victories his RIO was Captain Charles DeBellevue. His first and fifth victories came while flying F-4D 66-7463 OY, victory two came in F-4D 65-0801 OY while three and four came flying F-4E 67-0362 ED. Between March 1 and October 15, 1972 F-4D 66-7463 is credited with six enemy aircraft shot down while being flown by five different crews.
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