McDonnell Douglas F4 Phantom II


1/48 Hellenic F4-E Phantom (AUP)


by Andrew Perren

 

Serial No
71743
A/C type
McDonnell Douglas F4-E Phantom II (AUP Peace Icarus 2000)
Based at
339 Mira Greek HAF Hellenic Air Force (Circa 2008)
Scheme
Three tone grey
History/Significance Formally USAF aircraft, the Greek aircraft have been extensively upgraded to make them the most capable Phantoms still flying. This aircraft represents the most up to date aircraft carrying the 'Litening' pod under the left side of the fuselage. HAF aircraft are well know for their grubby and faded appearance.
Kit

1/48 Hasegawa F4-E with Aires resin burner cans, Quickboost MB Mk. 7 ejection seats, Two Mikes resin intake FOD covers and Model Alliance decals, Eduard brassin resin wheels, SAC whitemetal U/C legs, Hobbydecal turned brass pitot tube, Eduard metal etch RBF, HUD frame & missile rail detail and MV lenses.

Other additions;- Front and rear I/P modified, IFF bird slicers, oxygen hoses, gun gas purge door behind IFF aerials, brass replacement probe on tail L/E, sway braces added, clear acetate added to HUD and weapons pylons and horizontal stabilizers for strength.

Reference
Model Alliance Decals Sheet, Internet

 



 

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