[American jet fighter monument]
--The F-4 Phantom II, which began deployment in the early 1960s and produced more than 5,000 aircraft.
――As a versatile aircraft boasting a long cruising range and excellent loading capacity, it is said to be the most successful jet fighter because it was operated not only by the US Navy and Air Force but also around the world.
――In 1952, the US Navy presented aircraft manufacturers with design requirements for supersonic fighters.
――In this development competition, McDanell decided to adopt Vought's F-8 Crusader, but continued development after that.
-Create a double-seat fleet air defense fighter with all-weather performance and two powerful engines.
--This fighter, which is not equipped with an autocannon and is equipped with four air-to-air missiles, AIM-7 Sparrow and AIM-9 Sidewinder, as standard equipment, was named F4H-1 (later renamed F-4A) in December 1958. It was officially adopted.
--From 1961, production of the first full-scale mass-produced F-4B began, and in July of the same year, deployment to the VF-74 (74th Combat Squadron) began.
――In the Vietnam War that broke out on the Indochina Peninsula, the F-4B was introduced as a new aircraft about half a year after entering the United States.
--And as early as 1965, the North Vietnam Air Force's MiG-17 was shot down for the first time, but most of the US Navy's shots down in the first half of the war were due to the F-8 Crusader.
――However, since Operation Linebacker in 1972, the skill of the crew has improved and the number of engagements with enemy aircraft has also increased.
――In addition to recording a large number of shots down, it has become effective in ground attacks by taking advantage of its excellent loading ability.
――After that, the F-4 was developed with a number of improved and developed types such as the E type for the Air Force equipped with an autocannon under the nose, and established its position as a versatile attack aircraft.
――In some operating countries, it continues to fly even now, more than half a century after its first flight.
――A plastic model assembly kit that reproduces the Navy type F-4B Phantom II, which is the first full-scale mass production type in the F-4 Phantom II series.
--1/48 scale, total length 370mm, total width 244mm.
――Based on in-depth research, we accurately model the exquisite outline and cross-sectional shape of the actual machine.
――By devising the parts division, we have realized a reliable assembly.
――The nozzle of the J79-GE-8 engine, cockpit, leg storage, and details of the aircraft details are precisely reproduced.
--The outer wing can be assembled by selecting the folded / unfolded state.
--The integrally molded horizontal stabilizer is movable in conjunction with the left and right.
--The canopy can be opened and closed, and the refueling probe on the right side of the nose and the boarding ladder on the left side can be stored / deployed.
--The antenna and cockpit console have different parts depending on the marking specifications.
--AIM-7E Sparrow and AIM-9G / H Sidewinder, an air-to-air missile, and two types of drop tanks are also included.
――Two pilot dolls in a sitting position, three types of Migkiller markings that were active in the Vietnam air battle, and a mask sticker for canopy painting
* The photo shows the kit assembled and painted.
( This is a machine translation. Please allow for possible misinterpretations in the text. )