F-4E Phantom II
by Jorge Paz
McDonnell Douglas F-4E
IDF, Yom Kippur War, 1973
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This is the 1/48 scale F-4E Phantom from Hasegawa with Verlindenīs
detail set and some scratch built additions.
My model represents an IDF Phantom from 1973 Yom Kippur war. During
this war IDF Phantoms faced one new and formidable adversary - SAM
sites. Since IDF Phantoms didnīt have capacity for using anti-radiation
missiles nor smart bombs at this time, they had to rely on iron "dumb
bombs" and ECM to neutralize anti-aircraft defenses.
combination of 2 M-117 , 2 M-117 with fuse extended, 2 SUU 30 cluster
bombs, 2 sparrow, 2 AIM 9-D sidewinder and ALQ 119 from Hasegawa
completed the load of my Phantom. Asymmetric weapons configurations were
often used during war and mixed armament provide Phantoms with "air
strike" and "dogfight" capacity.
The model was painted with Humbrol and Model Master enamels, decals
were from Hi Decal Line (48-007 set).
Hope you like it.
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|Modelling the F-4 Phantom II
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Author: Geoff Coughlin, Neil Ashby
US Price: $17.95
UK Price: Ģ12.99
Publish Date: September 25, 2003
Details: 80 pages; ISBN: 1841767468
Page Created 21 August, 2006
Model, Images and Description Copyright Đ 2005 by Jorge
20 August, 2006
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