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F-4F Phantom II Luftwaffe WTD 61, 37+16, Manching AB, Germany 

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Hobby Master 1:72 HA19003
F-4F Phantom II Luftwaffe WTD 61, 37+16, Manching AB, Germany

Historical Note:


The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is a tandem two-seat, twin-engine, all-weather, long-range supersonic jet interceptor and fighter-bomber originally developed for the United States Navy by McDonnell Aircraft. It first entered service in 1960 with the U.S. Navy. Proving highly adaptable, it was also adopted by the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Air Force, and by the mid-1960s had become a major part of their air wings. The Phantom is a large fighter with a top speed of over Mach 2.2. It can carry more than 18,000 pounds (8,400 kg) of weapons on nine external hardpoints, including air-to-air missiles, air-to-ground missiles, and various bombs. The F-4, like other interceptors of its time, was designed without an internal cannon. Later models incorporated an M61 Vulcan rotary cannon. Beginning in 1959, it set 15 world records for in-flight performance, including an absolute speed record, and an absolute altitude record.

In 1957 WDT 61 (Wehrtechnische Dienststelle 61) was formed as an Aircraft Technical and Airworthiness Center. Based in Manching Air Base, Germany the center is the main facility for testing and evaluating military aircraft and weapons. To mark the WDT 61 50th Anniversary McDonnell Douglas F-4F 37+16 was given a special orange paint scheme that included “50 Jahre Flugerprobung” (50 Years Flight Testing) plus written aerodynamic and flight formulas on various locations on the aircraft as well as the famous Phantom SPOOKY on the belly.

Info: McDonnell Douglas F-4F Phantom II Diecast Model Luftwaffe WTD 61, 37+16, Manching AB, Germany, Squadron 50th Anniversary 2007

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  1. German Air Force F4F Phantom 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Aug 2021

    Recently purchased the Hobby Master Manching based orange c/s F4F Phantom II and absolutely love it.
    The detail is second to none and anything Phantom appeals to me.
    The particular airframe was actually photographed by me stored on Maching AB in October 2020, so getting the model was a must.
    All in all a super value product once again from Aikens.