Academy 12305. USN F-4J Phantom "VF-84 Jolly Roger", 1:48 Scale. FREE Postage.

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USN F-4J Phantom "VF-84 Jolly Roger", 1:48 Scale

ACA-12305 Academy Models

The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is an all-weather, long-range supersonic jet interceptor aircraft/fighter-bomber originally developed for the United States Navy by McDonnell Douglas Aircraft. It was also adopted by the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Air Force. The Phantom is a large fighter with a top speed of over Mach 2.2. It featured a tandem two-seat with twin-engines. It can carry more than 18,000 pounds (8,400 kg) of weapons, including air-to-air missiles, air-to-ground missiles, and various bombs. The F-4 was designed without an internal cannon, but later models incorporated an M61 Vulcan rotary cannon. Beginning in 1959, it set 15 world records for in-flight performance, including an absolute speed record, and an absolute altitude record.

The F-4J aircraft featured a much-improved radar and avionics, as well as improved aerodynamic design. In addition, it had an improved J-79 engine with a longer afterburner nozzles. The J model did not have the infrared seeker located under the nose which was featured on the F-4B/C/D versions.

Although it did not carry a gun, the aircraft performed well as an interceptor with its Sparrow and Sidewinder missiles. The Navy's only Vietnam aces flew the F-4J for all of their five kills, one pilot and one radar intercept officer (RIO). The Phantom has the distinction of being the last U.S. fighter flown to attain ace status in the 20th century. Phantom production ran from 1958 to 1981, with a total of 5,195 built, the highest number of supersonic military aircraft built in America.

The Model:

  • Accurate representation of J-Type served during Vietnam War by US Navy
  • Various armaments of air-to-air and air-to-ground combat
  • Reproduction of wide type tyres and heavy tail of J-Type
  • Highly detailed cockpit and landing gear
  • Fully engraved panel lines and rivet details
  • Lifelike 3 figures included
  • Kit moulded in MCP (Multi Coloured Plastic)
  • Fuselage is moulded in one part
  • Rear cockpit has correct starboard sidewall
  • Martin Baker ejection seats
  • Positionable canopies
  • Nicely detailed main gear wells
  • Positionable rudder
  • Positionable speed brakes
  • Outer wing panels moulded separately and can be folded
  • Intakes have ducts to the compressor faces
  • Accurate afterburner chambers with turbine faces
  • Positionable air refuelling probe

Markings for 2 aircraft:

  • F-4J, 154783, VF-84, NL/211, USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1972
  • F-4J, 155854, VF-84, NL/212, USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1972

Suitable for ages 14 and up. Scale 1:48. Completed length of kit is 368 mm and height 102 mm.

Skill Level 4. Glue and paint are required for this model. (Not included).

This incredible and rather large model kit also includes FREE postage to anywhere in Australia.

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