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Academy 1/72 F-4J "Showtime 100" Scale Model Kit

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Even better than the hasegawa kit, and that was the benchmark, beautiful fit. Only letdown on this particular kit is the decals, the other variants are cartography and these are academy. Other than that it’s a gem.

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Description

The Navy flew the F-4B extensively in Southeast Asia and as technology improved, the Navy ordered the F-4J to replace the F-4B. The F-4J featured an improved radar and higher thrust J79 engines. When Secretary of Defense McNamara's mandated replacement for the Naval F-4 faltered in development (the F-111B), the Navy performed a life extension program on their fleet of Phantoms. The F-4B received avionics updates and the resulting aircraft was designated F-4N, while the F-4J was not only given upgraded avionics, it also retrofitted with a similar flap/slat system as the later block USAF F-4Es. These updated F-4J aircraft were designated as the F-4S. These upgraded Phantoms soldiered on until the F-111B replacement, the F-14A Tomcat, could enter the fleet in sufficient numbers.

A few years ago, Academy released the first new-tool 1/48th scale F-4 Phantom II kit in well over a decade and though many were skeptical that it could be better/more accurate than the Hasegawa 1/48 Phantoms, it turned out that Academy did indeed prevail. Since that time, Academy has released the F-4B, F-4C/D, and F-4J kits, all with great response. When Academy announced the F-4 in 1/72 scale as well, folks have been anxiously awaiting Academy's first installment in that scale. Your wait is over.

Release date NZ
April 1st, 2018
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Scale
1/72
Box Dimensions (mm)
332x225x74
UPC
8809258924548
Product ID
27829359

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