McDonnell Douglas F-4F Phantom II – 38+10, JG 71 Richthofen Retro Norm 72 Livery
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Hobby Master 1/72 scale HA1975: McDonnell Douglas F-4F Phantom II 38+10, JG 71 Richthofen, Wittmundhafen Air Base, 2013. Production limited to only 800 pieces.
Length 9.75 inches. Wingspan 6.25 inches
The first of the 175 German F-4Fs touched down at Wittmundhafen Air Base in 1973 with final delivery in April 1976. The F-4F replaced the F-104s that had equipped two interceptor wings, JG-71 Richthofen, JG-74 Molders and two ground attack wings JBG-35 and JBG-36. 2013 saw the last of the German F-4s so F-4Fs 37+01 and 38+10 were given special paint schemes to mark the occasion. 37+01 was painted gold and blue while 38+10 was painted in Norm 72, the original paint scheme for the F-4F with superb grey and green disruptive splinter pattern.
The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II was designed as a USN Fleet defense aircraft and entered service in 1961. The F-4 soon became one of the few aircraft to be utilized by the USN, USAF and USMC. The Phantom could carry a varied payload and armament so it was well suited to do just about any job. Because of its large nose and ruggedness the F-4 earned the nickname “Rhino”. The F-4 went on to serve in no less than 11 other countries. Production ended in 1979 with 5,201 aircraft manufactured.