Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II
155854, VF-84, USS Franklin D. Roosevelt,
True 1/72 scale
Great attention to detail
All markings are Tampoed (pad applied)
Option to display the model on a stand that is providedModel can be shown with the landing gear in the down orup positionsLoads of optional armament has been providedCanopy can be displayed open or closedExtremely heavy metal with a minimum of plasticHighly collectableThe 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 were 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.
From January 1970 until July 1975 McDonnell Douglas F-4J 155854 was assigned to VF-84 "Jolly Rogers" onboard the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA-42) Carrier Air Wing 6 (CVW-6). From February 1972 until December 1972 VF-84 and the USS FDR deployed to the Mediterranean Sea. In 1965 VF-84 began their Phantom II carrier days with theF-4B aboard the USS Independence. They flew the B variant until transferring to the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt in January 1970 and received the F-4J. For a brief period in 1975 they flew the F-4N.