McDonnell Douglas F4 Phantom II


Hasegawa 1/72 F4-E Phantom II, 1 and 6 Squadron RAAF Amberley (circa 1970)


by Antoney Wilkinson

 

Serial No
90307
A/C type
McDonnell Douglas F4-E Phantom II
Based at
1 and 6 Sqn. RAAF Amberley, Queensland (Circa 1970)
Scheme Three Tone SEA Scheme
History/Significance
One of 24 leased as a stop gap measure prior to the delivery of the delayed F111
Kit
1/72nd Scale Hasegawa 5000th Phantom with some replacement wingtips thanks to AMI reader, Eduard Seats and Brass Etch, Kit, Aussie and Isra decals.  Bombs from Hasegawa weapons set

Tip: Start with the correct Hasegawa kit which is the J model. If using the Eduard set be sure to trip the brass the covers the top of the cockpit to ensure the fixed canopy sits flush with the remainder of the fuselage. Sadly I didn't!

Paint: Gunze mixes


Reference
Phantom, Hornet, Skyhawk in Australian Service (Wilson)

 



 

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