McDonnell Douglas F4 Phantom II


Hasegawa 1/48 MDD F4-E Phantom II, 1 Sqn RAAF Amberley, Qld


by Andrew Doppel

 

Serial No
(A)69-0304
A/C type
MDD F4-E Phantom II
Based at
1 Sqn. RAAF Amberley, Qld. (Circa 1970-73)
Scheme SEAC Medium green, dark green and tan over camo grey
History/Significance
Numerically the first of the 24 Lend-lease F4-E Phantom II to be operated by 1 & 6 Squadron whilst awaiting the arrival of the F111C. It was returned to the USAF in 21/06/73 as 69-0304. Modified to F-4G. Served with 57th FWW, 347th TFW, 6510th TFW, 35th TFW, 37th TFW, 35th FW USAF. To AMARC 05/06/92 as FP0856. QF4-G 69-304. To AMARC as FP1063 tail code 'WW' 20/7/99. To MFSI, Mojave, CA. Converted to QF-4G (AF-203) 13/01/99. To Tyndall AFB 02/03/00. Still flying as QF-4G and believed to be the only RAAF Phantom still in one piece.
Kit
1/48 Hasegawa F4-EJ converted to RAAF F4-E specs. Steel Beach intake covers, Squadron/True Detail resin seats, Eduard P/E and RBF tags. Aussie Decals, Kit Decals and Two Bobs F4B stencils. Spook came from the Hasegawa F4 Egg Plane kit
Reference
Phantom, Hornet & Skyhawk in Australian Service, ADF Serials

 



 

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