HA19024 Hobbymaster F-4J Phantom II 153887, VMFA-235 “Death Angels”, 1972 (with 6 extra Mk.82s in centre pylon)

PRICE: £67.99 incl VAT (RRP £90.00, SAVING £22.01)

In stock

Now in stock.
Hobbymaster 1/72nd scale
HA19024
F-4J Phantom II
153887
VMFA-235
"Death Angels"
1972

(with 6 extra Mk.82s in centre pylon)

RRP £90.00

In stock

Model Description

Hobbymaster 1/72nd scale HA19024  F-4J Phantom II 153887, VMFA-235 “Death Angels”, 1972 (with 6 extra Mk.82s in centre pylon). Buy online at Flying Tigers.

 

Starting in 1973 the Japan Air Self-Defense Force received 154 F-4EJ Phantoms that were based on the USAF F-4E. 138 of these aircraft were manufactured under license by Mitsubishi who produced the last F-4 Phantom II. Several changes were made to the F-4E to make it an F-4EJ. Basically it had any offensive weapons removed but eventually these restrictions were lifted and the aircraft were updated with missiles and the latest electronic equipment.

VMF(AW)-235 first deployed to Vietnam in 1966 flying the F-8E Crusader and during a 10 month deployment flew over 6,000 combat sorties. In 1967 they returned to Vietnam until May 1968 when they left for MCAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii and were re-designated VMFA-235 “Death Angels”. They re-equipped with the F-4J Phantom II which they flew until 1989 when they transitioned to the F/A-18 Hornet. F-4J 153887 c/n 2503 left VMFA-235 in 1977 and was later upgraded to an F-4S. In 1991 the aircraft was converted to a drone and shot down in 2001.

RRP £90.00

Weight 750 g
Manufacturer

Model Type

Scale

Historical Era

A hugely popular area of the Flying Tigers website is our FREE weekly Aviation related Newsletter.  Our Newsletter aims to keep you informed and up to date with all things Aviation, with a particular leaning towards the fabulous world of diecast aviation collecting.

‘Earn your Wings’ with the Flying Tigers Newsletter!

 

Model Code: HA19024

Model categories:
1/72nd scale Military Jet Aircraft, Aircraft Kits, HobbyMaster Aviation, McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II, Military Aviation, New Models In Stock