Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series HA1980 McDonnell Douglas F-4G Phantom II USAF 57th FW, 561st FS Wild Weasels, #69-7232, Nellis AFB, NV, 1996. 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 the late 1980s 69-7232 was assigned to the 480 TFS/ 52nd TFW at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. In 1991 during Operation Desert Storm it was assigned the 81st TFS / 52nd TFW with the tail code SP. On February 1, 1993 F-4G 69-7232 was assigned to the 561st TFS / 57th TFW located at Nellis AFB, Nevada. On March 26, 1996 F-4G 69-7232 was sent to AMARC and on July 17, 1997 was sent to Holloman AFB as a QF-4G drone. On October 1, 1996 the 561st TFS was inactivated. The motto of the “Wild Weasel” squadrons began at a briefing of F-100 pilots in Vietnam. During this initial briefing when it became apparent that their mission would be to go out with the intent of being shot at so they could shoot back; one pilot was quoted as saying “You gotta be shittin’ me!”. This is how the letters “YGBSM” originated.
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|Size:||6.25" Wingspan & 10.5" Long|
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