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Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series US33219
McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom II Diecast Model
USAF 8th TFW, 555th TFS Triple Nickel, Robin Olds, Ubon RTAFB, Thailand, 1967

Limited Edition
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1:72 Scale   Length   Width
McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom II   10.5"   6.25"

This aircraft was used by Colonel Olds and 1st Lt. Clifton to claim a MiG-21 kill on January 2, 1967, and then by Lt. Col. F. A. Haeffner and 1st Lt. M. R. Bever to down a MiG-17 on May 13 of that same year. Delivered to the 8th TFW in January 1965, it survived until November 20, 1967, when it fell victim to North Vietnamese antiaircraft artillery while attacking a surface-toair missile site north of the demilitarized zone. Its pilot, Capt. J. M. Martin, was killed when the aircraft crashed, but his weapons systems officer, 1st Lt. James Badley, ejected and was rescued.

McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom II

Designed as a fleet defense fighter for the US Navy, the F-4 Phantom was first flown on May 27, 1958. This twin-engine, long-range all-weather fighter/bomber proved highly adaptable and served in the Marine Corps and the US Air Force as well as in the Navy. During the Vietnam War, it was the principal air superiority fighter for the Navy and the Air Force and was also used for reconnaissance and ground attack. The Phantom continued to serve well into the 1970s and 1980s and even flew missions during the first Gulf War. Finally phased out by the F-14, F-16 and F/A-18, the Phantom was retired in 1996.

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Corgi's 1:72 scale Phantom II series captures the lines of what is perhaps the world's best-known modern fighter/bomber aircraft, with distinguishing features such as a raised tailplane, "dog-tooth" wings and accurate raised wing-tips. The canopies are configurable and can be displayed in the open position, allowing for easy viewing of cockpit and crew. Each release spotlights different ordnance and fuel tank configurations, and a detachable crew access ladder is available with most releases. At the rear, the engine exhaust cans feature simulated "turkey feathers" with afterburner details. Simulated stainless-steel shielding the lower tail and the root of the elevator control surface complete the model.

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Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series

The Corgi "Aviation Archive" range presents highly-detailed, ready-made diecast models of military and civilian aircraft. The vast Aviation Archive range has become the standard by which all other diecast airplane ranges are judged. Each Corgi model is based on a specific aircraft from an important historical or modern era of flight, and has been authentically detailed from original documents and archival library material. Famous airplanes and aviators from both military and commercial airline aviation are all honored.

Corgi "Aviation Archive" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear with rotating wheels.
  • Poseable presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Many limited editions with numbered certificate of authenticity.
  • Detailed, hand-painted pilot and crew member figures.
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Selected interchangeable features such as speed-brakes, opened canopies and access panels.
  • Selected moving parts such as gun turrets, control surfaces and swing-wings.

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