Developed as a tandem two-seat, interceptor fighter in 1960 for the U.S. Navy, the F-4 Phantom II proved rugged and effective enough in its first few years of service to be adopted into the regular fleet of both the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Marine Corps. It was used extensively during the Vietnam War as the principal air superiority fighter for both the Navy and Air Force, and was the last U.S. fighter to attain ace status in the 20th century. The American military officially retired the F-4 in 1996.
This newly tooled, 1/48 scale kit of a Vietnam-era U.S. Navy Phantom features a well-equipped front and rear cockpit (with the rear featuring a correct starboard sidewall), lifelike crew figures, a boarding ladder, sliding canopies, detailed main gear wells, a positionable rudder and speed brakes, separate wing panels, realistic afterburner chambers, an impressive assortment of authentic weaponry (including Sidewinder and Sparrow missiles), and 84th FS "Jolly Rogers" authentic markings from 1972. Assembly required. Skill level 4. Measures approximately 15¾ long with a 9¾" wingspan.