McDonnell Douglas (Mitsubishi) F-4EJ Phantom II – Kai 302 Sqn F-4 Final Year 2019 (white)
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Hobby Master 1/72 scale HA19011: Mitsubishi F-4EJ Kai serial 07-8428 White Phantom, 302nd Hikotai JASDF, Hyakuri AB, Japan, Final Phantom Year 2019. Production run of 800 models.
Length 10.5 inches Wingspan 6.25 inches
McDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Kai 07-8428 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, 07-8428 was given a special white 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”.
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.