- Realistic Collectible Model
- Diecast & Plastic parts
- Highly detailed
- Display Stand Included
- Measures 5.5” L x 3.75” Wingspan
- Display model, recommended for adult hobbyists and collectors.
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 1960 with the U.S. Navy. Proving highly adaptable, it was also adopted by the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Air Force, and by the mid-1960s had become a major part of their air arms.
The Phantom is a large fighter with a top speed of over Mach 2.2. It can carry more than 18,000 pounds (8,400 kg) of weapons on nine external hardpoints, including air-to-air missiles, air-to-ground missiles, and various bombs. The F-4, like other interceptors of its time, was designed without an internal cannon. Later models incorporated an M61 Vulcan rotary cannon.
This model represents the Phantom (BUNO 63-7680) flown by Colonel Robin Olds during “Operation Bolo” Colonel Olds was the commanding officer of the United States Air Force 8th Tactical Fighter Wing based in Ubon AFB, Thailand during Vietnam War from 1966-1967. Colonel Olds was a “triple ace” with a combined of 16 victories in both WW II and the Vietnam War. “Operation Bolo” was a plan to trap North Vietnamese MIG-21’s by using F-4C Phantoms “disguised” as F-105 Bombers. The plan was successful in that 9 MIG’s were shot down during the operation. This allowed for a period of 10 weeks where strike aircraft could conduct their missions without threat from the MIGs.
The model is made by Air Force One under the brand name of Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. The model has no landing gear and is displayed as if in flight.
This is a great addition to your diecast aircraft collection.