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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA1973
McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom II Diecast Model
USAF 432rd TRW, 555th TFS Triple Nickel, #67-0463, Steve Ritchie, Vietnam, 1972, Signature Edition

Limited Edition
800
Pieces Worldwide

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

During the Vietnam War between May 10 and August 28, 1972 Captain Steve Ritchie became an Ace by destroying 5 MiG-21s while piloting F-4Ds and F-4Es. During four of his five victories his RIO was Captain Charles DeBellevue. His first and fifth victories came while flying F-4D 66-7463 OY, victory two came in F-4D 65-0801 OY while three and four came flying F-4E 67-0362 ED. Between March 1 and October 15, 1972 F-4D 66-7463 is credited with six enemy aircraft shot down while being flown by five different crews.

Limited Edition of 800 pieces, each hand-signed by the pilot.

McDonnell Douglas F-4D 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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Hobby Master's 1:72 scale F-4 Phantom II is highly detailed and very popular among collectors. This model has an intricately crafted fuselage, with rear and forward canopies that open to expose cockpit interior details such as instrument panel dials, control stick and ejector seat handles. The solid metal wing has raised wing-tips and a dog-toothed leading edge that blends seamlessly into the fuselage. Each release includes a full complement of removable ordnance. Variants in this series have notable differences in the nose and/or tail fin and slight variations in the engines' exhaust. Carrier-based variants have elevators with a raised leading edge, and land-based variants have standard leading edges.

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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" 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.
  • Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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