Air Commander 1/72nd scale AC1010 McDonnell F-4D Phantom II 435th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing, USAF Ubon AB, Thailand, 1967. Buy online at Flying Tigers.
The 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 was 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.
This aircraft served with the 435th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing, then engaged in the Vietnam War during 1967. It was deployed to Ubon RTAFB, Thailand, from June 5th until July 2nd, 1966. It conducted air defence in Southeast Asia from October 12th to December 20th, 1965, and combat sorties from July 1966 to August 15th, 1973.