McDonnell Douglas (Mitsubishi) F-4EJ Kai Phantom II – 302 Sqn JASDF, F-4 Final Year 2019 (black)
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Hobby Master 1/72 scale HA19013: McDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Kai “302sq F-4 Final Year 2019” (black). Production run of 800 models.
Length 10.5 inches Wingspan 6.25 inches
McDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Kai 77-8399 is assigned to the JASDF 302 Hikotai (Tactical Fighter Squadron). The squadron is scheduled to move to Misawa AB in 2019 and start receiving the new F-35A Lightning II. To mark the end of the 302 Hikotai using the F-4, 77-8399 was given a special black paint scheme decorated with a large red eagle along the fuselage. The squadron logo is a tri-color white tailed eagle with the shape of the body representing the “3”, white tail “0” and blue wing “2”.
Starting in 1973 the Japan Air Self-Defense Force received 154 F-4EJ Phantoms that were based on the USAF F-4E. 138 of these aircraft were manufactured under license by Mitsubishi who produced the last F-4 Phantom II several changes were made to the F-4E to make it an F-4EJ. Basically it had any offensive weapons removed but eventually these restrictions were lifted and the aircraft were updated with missiles and the latest electronic equipment.