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Hasegawa's 1/48 scale
F-4E Phantom II

by Jorge Paz

McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II
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.



A 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
Osprey Modelling 3
Author: Geoff Coughlin, Neil Ashby

US Price: $17.95
UK Price: Ģ12.99
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish Date: September 25, 2003
Details: 80 pages; ISBN: 1841767468
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Model, Images and Description Copyright Đ 2005 by Jorge Paz
Page Created 21 August, 2006
Last Updated 20 August, 2006

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