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Hobby Master 1/72 HA1961 McDonnell Douglas F-4B Phantom II Diecast Model USN VF-41 Black Aces, AE103, USS Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Hobby Master 1:72 HA1961
McDonnell Douglas F-4B Phantom II Diecast Model
USN VF-41 Black Aces, AE103, USS Franklin D. Roosevelt

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General Background

The F-4 Phantom II first entered US Military service in 1960. It was designed as a fleet defense fighter for the US Navy but by 1963 it was adopted as the US Air Force primary fighter-bomber. Despite the size and weight of this Cold War icon the F-4 broke 15 world records and continued to hold five of them until 1975. 

Produced from 1960 to 1981 there were 5,195 Phantom IIs manufactured. Eleven countries other than the USA had the Phantom II in their inventory.

The Aircraft

VF-41 the “Black Aces” received F-4B Phantom II for the first time in February 1962. During the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962 the VF-41 F-4B’s were transferred to NAS Key West Florida. In January 1970 the “Black Aces” were assigned to the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1973 VF-41 deployed to take part in a major peacekeeping action during the Yom Kippur War. In 1975 VF-41 switched to the F-4N and that same year made their last deployment with the F-4 aboard the USS Roosevelt.

Specifications :

Dimensions  
Length: 17.7m
Height: 4.7m
Wingspan: 11.6m
Wingarea: 49.2 sq m
No. of Engines: 2
Powerplant : General Electric J79-GE-10 (A/B 17,900Lb/8,119Kg)
Performance

 

Range: 2,222 km
Cruise Speed: 908 km/h
Max Speed: 2,299 km/h
Climb: 12,572 m/min
Ceiling: 16,672 m

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Diecast Toy Manufacturer Hobby Master
Manufacturer No
Country United States
Scale 1:72
Type Jet Aircraft
Series F-4
Color Grey