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McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II – 32nd TFW, IRIAF, Iran, 1986

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Hobby Master 1/72 scale HA1925: McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II of 32nd TFW, IRIAF, Iran, 1986.

PLEASE NOTE: Box lid label is a little creased. Otherwise in great shape.

Length 10.5 inches Wingspan 6.25 inches

In 1968 Iran started to receive the F-4D and by 1977 the F-4E with estimates of 227 to 240 Phantoms total. F-4E 3-6684 was originally assigned to the 91st TFW at Bandar Abbas Air Base. In late 1981 the aircraft was sent to strengthen a squadron of the 31st TFW located at Vahdati Air Base. Iran was engaged in a war with Iraq from 1979 until 1988 and several IRIAF pilots claimed victories while flying this aircraft. There is one confirmed victory over an Iraqi MiG-21.

Designed as a fleet defense fighter for the US Navy, the F-4 Phantom was first flown on May 27, 1958. This twin-engine, long-range all-weather fighter/bomber proved highly adaptable and served in the Marine Corps and the US Air Force as well as in the Navy. During the Vietnam War, it was the principal air superiority fighter for the Navy and the Air Force and was also used for reconnaissance and ground attack. The Phantom continued to serve well into the 1970s and 1980s and even flew missions during the first Gulf War. Finally phased out by the F-14, F-16 and F/A-18, the Phantom was retired in 1996.

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Weight 1.4 kg