McDonnell Douglas F-4J (UK) Phantom F3 – 74 Sqn RAF (Black Tail)
3 in stock
3 in stock
McDonnell Douglas F4J (UK) Phantom F3 ZE361 of 74 Squadron RAF, which was the only RAF unit to operate the American J-79 engined variant. These aircraft were bought from retired US Navy stock to make up for higher than expected attrition rates of the existing fleet, comprising the F4K or M fitted with the British Spey engine. Finished in air defence grey with a black tail and Tiger markings. Complete with optional undercarriage and canopy positions, ladder and stand. These delightful limited edition models are highly sought after and almost impossible to find due to their well deserved popularity. Boxes my have a little damage, otherwise excellent.
The F-4 Phantom II first entered US Military service in 1960. It was designed as a fleet defense fighter for the US Navy but by 1963 it was adopted as the US Air Force primary fighter-bomber. Despite the size and weight of this Cold War icon the F-4 broke 15 world records and continued to hold five of them until 1975. Produced from 1960 to 1981 there were 5,195 Phantom IIs manufactured. Eleven countries other than the USA had the Phantom II in their inventory.