McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom II – 8th TFW, Vietnam & Pave Knife Pod, Vietnam
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Hobby Master 1/72 scale HA1949: McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom II 60-7709, 433rd TFS, 8th TFW, Ubon, AFB, Thailand, Pave Knife Pod equipped. Production run of 800 models. Hard to find
Length 9.75 inches. Wingspan 6.25 inches
McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom II 66-7709 was delivered to the USAF 432 TFW/13th TFS in early 1967. During the aircraft time in the Vietnam War it spent time with the 433rd TFS/8th TFW, 336th TFS/ 4th TFW, 49th TFW, 36th TFW. In 1979 the aircraft moved to the 12th TFS/18th TFW before transferring to the 457th TFS/301st TFG in 1984 and the 465th TFS/507th TFG in 1986. In April 1988 66-7709 was transferred to the RoKAF as one of the last of the 92 F-4Ds transferred to the RoKAF.
The F-4D was an improved “C” variant with most improvements being internal electronics and avionics. The F-4D entered operational service in April 1966 and joined the combat forces in Southeast Asia in May 1967. With the arrival of the “D” most of the “C” variant was reassigned to ground attack with the “D”s taking on the air-to-air interceptor role. In 1968–1969 a total of 825 “D” models were produced 793 for the USAF and 32 for the Iranian Air Force.