Tamiya 1/32 Mcdonnel Douglas F-4J Phantom Ii Marines

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About the McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II Marines


When test pilot Robert C. Little prepared to take off in the YF4H-1 prototype on May 27, 1958, few onlookers could have guessed at the success story yet to unfold. Over thirty years from that faithful day, the successors of that prototype, the Phantom series of aircraft, would be protecting the skies over the free world and see adoption by eleven nations including the U.S. Navy, Air Force and Marines. The Phantom II was developed by McDonnell Douglas and first pitted against Vought's F8U-3 Crusader III to see which aircraft would be the Navy's next main carrier-borne fighter. In 1959, the selection was made in favor of the robust Phantom II. The early production model, the F4H-1F, underwent various tests and training exercises, eventually leading to the F4H-1 model, which was deployed to several Navy and Marine divisions. In 1962, in efforts to unify the names of Navy and Air Force aircraft, the F4H-1F and F4H-1 became designated the F-4A and F-4B respectively.


Just after its adoption by the Navy, the Phantom II showed the world what it was made of, breaking record after record, including top-speed, altitude, and time-to-climb. To top off these results, the U.S. Navy ran Project LANA, a transcontinental speed race. The roman L stood for the number 50, for "50th Anniversary of Naval Aviation". The contest was to demonstrate the Phantom's shocking speed and reach. Based on this impressive track record, and on comparative tests against Air Force fighters at the time, it was decided that the next main fighter of the Air Force would also be the Navy's Phantom II. The F-4B version was specially tailored to the needs of the Air Force, and became designated the F-4C. Further improvements to that aircraft resulted in the F-4D model.


The Navy continued to make improvements to the Phantom II. Mounting the F-4B with an automatic carrier landing system, yet another variant, the F-4G was born. On May 27th, 1966, perhaps the best known of the Navy's Phantoms, the F-4J, made a successful maiden flight. It housed powerful General Electric J-29GE-10 turbo jet engines, the powered-up version of the J-29GE-8 engines used on the F-4B and F-4G. It was also fitted with an AN/AWG-10 radar on its fire-control system and an ASW-11 one-way data-link. Stronger landing gear of vacuum-melted steel fitted with wide tires were added to meet the strict sink rate requirements, and the top and bottom surfaces of the inner wings were slightly bulged out. The Navy's foremost requirement being improved takeoff and landing, the F-4J was added a slot to the stabilator leading edge, which provided tremendous down force at low speeds. This Phantom II was capable of carrying a maximum weapon load of about five tons, which gave it a truly powerful punch. Its main air-to-air armaments consisted of AIM-7 Sparrow and AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles and a 20mm gun pod. AGM-12 Bullpup and AGM-84 Harpoon air-to-surface missiles, as well as various bombs and rockets were also loaded in great numbers. In 1966, the 101st Fighter Squadron of the Navy became the first to be outfitted with the F-4J. Deployment to the Marines soon followed in 1967, with F-4J aircraft outfitting the 334th, 232nd, 235th, and 333rd Fighting Plane Squadrons.


As the deployment of the F-4J to the Navy and Marines continued through 1967, U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War was getting deeper and deeper. Back in 1961, the U.S. government decided to send their troops to Vietnam to support the South Vietnamese government, but the chaos only worsened. It was the carrier-borne Phantom II that launched the air battle, engaging the MiGs of the North Vietnamese. In late May of 1968, F-4J aircraft from the Navy's 33rd and 102nd Fighter Squadrons arrived at the Gulf of Tonkin aboard the USS America. The Navy's Phantom II headed for North Vietnam for roles in bomber support and anti-MiG patrol. This jack-of-all-trades aircraft was equipped with Mk.82 bombs and Sidewinder missiles for self-defense, and often served as effective close support for the ground forces of the Marines. The service of the F-4J in Vietnam is highlighted by one particular episode. On September 11 1972, Major Thomas (Bear) Lasseter and Captain John D. Cummings of VMFA-333 "Shamrocks" shot down a MiG-21 near Hanoi, the only time in the war that a MiG was downed by a U.S. Marine aircraft. That F-4J was later downed by a SAM (surface-to-air missile), but the pilots were later rescued.


The production of the F-4J ended in late 1972. However, because the development and deployment of its successors, the F-14 Tomcat and F/A-18 Hornet were late, about 250 F-4J planes were equipped with the latest fire control devices and engines, and later designated F-4S. These aircraft remained in Marine use until 1991. Battling in five major conflicts spanning over three decades, and breaking almost every conceivable aviation record, the highly versatile Phantom II earned a special place in warplane history.


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AS-20 Insignia White (USN)
X-10 Gun Metal
X-11 Chrome Silver
X-18 Semi Gloss Black
X-23 Clear Blue
X-26 Clear Orange
X-27 Clear Red
X-7 Red
X-8 Lemon Yellow
XF-1 Flat Black
XF-16 Flat Aluminum
XF-18 Medium Blue
XF-19 Sky Grey
XF-2 Flat White
XF-56 Metallic Grey
XF-57 Buff
XF-62 Olive Drab
XF-7 Flat Red

This is a scale plastic model kit, assembly required. Paints and glue not included.

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If you are having trouble with any of your purchases, and suspect it could be a warranty issue, then please email or phone us to go through your item's history of use and background. We are very reasonable when it comes to faults, and will try and resolve any concerns you have as quickly and painlessly as possible.

Each product is covered by the respective manufacturers warranty policy and some products may have individual components that are covered by separate warranties and time frames. We do not offer any additional product warranties outside the manufacturer’s warranty.

Please discuss any warranty concerns with us before sending the items back to avoid any confusion and unnecessary costs. We will generally require you to send photos of the product with your purchase details for an initial assessment and we will go from there.

Postage costs will be at the returner’s expense and refunded if the product is proven to be covered by warranty.

If the product is required to be sent back to our suppliers for assessment, we will cover this cost.

We will always try to resolve any warranty concerns as quickly as possible, where any delay is incurred we will communicate this to you.

  • A warranty refers to any new product which has a manufacturing defect or a major failure within a reasonable period.
  • If the warranty relates to a minor failure then we may replace, repair or refund the item.
  • On assessment if the product is deemed as having a major failure, the customer can decide whether they would like a replacement, repair or refund.
  • A warranty does not apply to any wear and tear on a product, crash damage or a product being used outside it’s intended use.

 

For further information, please refer to https://www.accc.gov.au/consumers/consumer-rights-guarantees/repair-replace-refund

Posting Returns

When sending items back for exchange, refund, repair or warranty assessment please post to our main office at the following address:

Hobbytech Toys

18/276 Leach Highway

Myaree

WA

6154

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As per Change of Mind, the goods will need to be returned in original condition. Return shipping is at your expense. A restocking fee of 15% + any freight charges incurred will be deducted from the total refund amount.

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Warranty/ Faulty: Refund or Exchange

If you are having trouble with any of your purchases, and suspect it could be a warranty issue, then please email or phone us to go through your item's history of use and background. We are very reasonable when it comes to faults, and will try and resolve any concerns you have as quickly and painlessly as possible.

Each product is covered by the respective manufacturers warranty policy and some products may have individual components that are covered by separate warranties and time frames. We do not offer any additional product warranties outside the manufacturer’s warranty.

Please discuss any warranty concerns with us before sending the items back to avoid any confusion and unnecessary costs. We will generally require you to send photos of the product with your purchase details for an initial assessment and we will go from there.

Postage costs will be at the returner’s expense and refunded if the product is proven to be covered by warranty.

If the product is required to be sent back to our suppliers for assessment, we will cover this cost.

We will always try to resolve any warranty concerns as quickly as possible, where any delay is incurred we will communicate this to you.

  • A warranty refers to any new product which has a manufacturing defect or a major failure within a reasonable period.
  • If the warranty relates to a minor failure then we may replace, repair or refund the item.
  • On assessment if the product is deemed as having a major failure, the customer can decide whether they would like a replacement, repair or refund.
  • A warranty does not apply to any wear and tear on a product, crash damage or a product being used outside it’s intended use.

 

For further information, please refer to https://www.accc.gov.au/consumers/consumer-rights-guarantees/repair-replace-refund

Posting Returns

When sending items back for exchange, refund, repair or warranty assessment please post to our main office at the following address:

Hobbytech Toys

18/276 Leach Highway

Myaree

WA

6154

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Where is Hobbytech Toys Located?

Hobbytech Toys is located at Unit 18, 276 Leach Highway, Myaree, Western Australia, 6154

Store Opening Hours

Hobbytech Toys is Open Monday - Saturday 09:00 -17:00 & Sunday + Most Public Holidays 11:00 - 17:00.

We are closed on New Years Day, Australia Day, Anzac Day & Christmas Day.