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Air Commander Heavy Metal Collection 1009
McDonnell Douglas F-4B Phantom II Diecast Model
USN VF-84 Jolly Rogers, AG200, USS Independence, Gulf of Tonkin, 1965

Limited Edition

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
McDonnell Douglas F-4B Phantom II   9.75"   6.25"

There have been 5 USN Aviation squadrons to either use the designation VF-84 or use the name and insignia of the Jolly Roger. It all began back on January 1 1943 with the creation of VF-17. In 1959 with the disestablishment of VF-61 that wore the skull and cross bones at that time the name and insignia was moved to VF-84 under Roger Hedrick. VF-84 was flying the F8U-2 Crusader at that time before transitioning to the F-4B in 1964. In 1965 VF-84 deployed aboard the USS Independence in the Gulf of Tonkin where they flew 1,507 combat sorties over 2,200 flight hours. VF-84 flew variants of the F-4 until 1976 when they left the Phantom II for the F-14 Tomcat. VF-84 was disestablished on October 1, 1995, but VF-103 Sluggers adopted the name and insignia of the Jolly Rogers.

McDonnell Douglas F-4B 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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Air Commander Heavy Metal Collection

The Air Commander "Heavy Metal Collection" range presents highly-detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Air Commander 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.
  • Selected moveable control surfaces.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Detailed removable pilot and crew figures.
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.
  • Many limited editions with numbered certificate of authenticity.

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