Hobbymaster 1/72nd scale HA1988 McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom II 64-0776, 142nd FIG, Oregon ANG, June 1989. 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.
McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom II 64-0776 was delivered to the 33rd TFW on July 30, 1965. On March 4, 1966 the aircraft transferred to the 389th TFS/366th TFW in South Vietnam where it was used to down 3 MiG-21’s before transferring to the 347th TFW and onto the 18th TFW/67th TFS, eventually going to ANG’s. The first was the Illinois ANG 170th TFS/183 TFG and then in 1980 the 123rd FIS/142nd FIG Oregon ANG where in 1989 it was retired and later put on display at the Seattle Museum of Flight.