Known as the "MiG Killer," the F-4 Phantom was an unlikely hero given its unique design. Unlike traditionally smaller and sleeker single-seat fighters, the Phantom broke all the rules. It was huge, had bent wings, and a two-man crew, and was one of the first aircraft to carry missile armament. Blasting off the decks of carriers armed to the teeth, the F-4 Phantom was considered the elite fighter-bomber of the Vietnam War, and produced the Navy's only aces of the conflict. Equipped with far-reaching radar, the Phantom was designed to spot bogies from a great distance, and take them out with radar-guided air-to-air missiles like the Sparrow and Sidewinder.
Pictured here is a stunning 1:48 scale diecast replica of a US Navy F-4 Phantom bearing the Bicentennial 1776-1976 insignia.
Wingspan: 9.5 inches
Length: 14.5 inches