- Air Power Series
- Realistic collectible model
- Diecast & plastic parts
- Highly detailed, moveable components and various ordnance loads.
- Display stand included interchangeable landing gear
- Measures approximately: 10.5” L x 6.25” Wingspan
- Box dimensions: 10.4” L x 10.25” W x 3.7” D
- Display model, recommended for hobbyists and collector 14 years and above.
The F-4D was an improved “C” variant with most improvements being internal electronics and avionics. The F-4D entered operational service in April 1966 and joined the combat forces in Southeast Asia in May 1967. With the arrival of the “D” most of the “C” variant was reassigned to ground attack with the “D”s taking on the air-to-air interceptor role. In 1968 – 1969 a total of 825 “D” models were produced 793 for the USAF and 32 for the Iranian Air Force.
In 1957 the 480th TFS was established as the 480th FBS equipped with F-100s. In May 1969 the 480th TFS converted to the F-4D and later that year moved to Phu Cat AB, South Vietnam. The squadron was the first to shoot down a MiG-21 and had a total of 9 MiG victories. F-4D 66-7733 was delivered to the 366th TFW in 1969 and then the 480th. After Vietnam the 480th TFS was disbanded and 66-7733 moved from squadron to squadron before being sent to AMARC in 1989 and scrapped in September 1998
This highly detailed Hobby Master replica represents a McDonnell Douglas F-4D Bureau Number 66-7733 when it was assigned to the 480th Tactical Fighter Squadron, USAF Phu Cat Air Base , 1969.
As with most Hobby Master models this F-4D Phantom II, features engraved panel lines, antennas, surface details an opening canopy, a well-appointed cockpit (with instrumentation details), pilot figures, full weapons complement, optional-position landing gear, authentic squadron markings, and a display stand.