F-4J Phantom "Bicentennial"
Hand-Painted Model has
a 12" Length and 8.5" Wingspan
Craftsmen with over 30
years of experience gave life to this meticulously hand-carved mahogany wood
desktop model. Scaled from an exact blueprint, this work of art was lavishly
hand-painted with great concern for details and accuracy. A wood base and a
brief history plate go with this desktop model.
The Spirit of '76 comes
alive in this beautifully done Bicentennial Phantom!
The McDonnell Douglas
F-4 Phantom II is a two-seat supersonic long-range all-weather fighter-bomber
originally developed for the U.S. Navy by McDonnell Aircraft. The Phantom was
used by the U.S. military from 1960 to 1996, and was the primary air superiority
fighter and a workhorse fighter-bomber for the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine
Corps during the Vietnam war.
The F-4J was the final
version of the Phantom to be placed in production for the US Navy and US Marine
Corps. It was designed as the follow-on to the original Navy F-4B, correcting
some of the deficiencies which had become apparent in service.
The U.S. Navy's VX-4
F-4J was one of several U.S. military aircraft to receive a special paint job
for the nation's bicentennial celebration. This is the most popular scheme.
* Up to 18,650 lb (8,480
kg) of weapons on nine external hardpoints, including general purpose bombs,
cluster bombs, TV- and laser-guided bombs, rocket pods, air-to-ground missiles,
anti-runway weapons, anti-ship missiles, targeting pods, recce pods, and nuclear
weapons. Baggage pods may also be carried. External fuel tanks of 370 US gal
(1,420 L) capacity for the outer wing hardpoints and either a 600 or 610 US
gal (2,310 or 2,345 L) fuel tank for the centerline station can be fitted to
extend the range.
* 4x AIM-7 Sparrow in
fuselage recesses plus 4x AIM-9 Sidewinders on wing pylons