Intricately detailed wheel wells and landing gear. Add armaments and more add on details. Top-quality with a very high level of detail and accuracy. Resin seats with great details.
Scratch built refueling probe add on. Israeli Airforce F-4 decal set.Finely scribed details on all of the visible surfaces including great rivets and panels finish. Crystal clear transparencies multi-parts canopy. Fully detailed beautifully cockpit tubs. The instrument panel with instrument faces details. Ejection seats are built up nicely. The wing features separate leading edge. Control surfaces with many details.
Landing gear is well-depicted with separate retraction jacks on all struts and casting detail on the inner faces of all doors. Tire with wheel hub and brake rotor detail. Engine details with sharp looking burner cans, intake and much more. The cannon is represented in its own bay with great details.
Full Hasegawa weapons set loaded with drop tanks, missiles and more. Buffing and polishing to remove mold seam. Base color with primer and putty for better surface detail. Airbrushed and painted with multicolor. Add clear paint for good finishing on decal applying.Wash to enhance the surface detail increase the appearance of depth including panels, doors, rivets, and more. Brushing to emphasis and highlighting texture with edge for good wear, tear and fading. Filter out the contrast and blend color effects with air flow marks. Real life nozzle burned multicolor representing. Great detail paint job on grease with staining appearing and more on real life weathering.
Final protective layer for long term collection. The Israeli Air Force has been the largest foreign user of the Phantom, flying both newly built and ex-USAF aircraft, as well as several one-off special reconnaissance variants. The first F-4Es, nicknamed Kurnass (Heavy hammer), and RF-4Es, nicknamed Orev (Raven), were delivered in 1969 under the Peace Echo I program. Additional Phantoms arrived during the 1970s under Peace Echo II through Peace Echo V and Nickel Grass programs.Israeli Phantoms saw extensive combat during Arab-Israeli conflicts, first seeing action during the War of Attrition. The first Kurnass air-to-air victory came on 1969-11-11 against an Egyptian Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21.
The first air combat loss, also to a MiG-21, happened on 1970-04-02. Over the course of the conflicts, IDF claimed 116 air victories to 56 losses, mostly to ground fire. Israeli F-4s underwent an extensive modification program to adapt them for local weapons and avionics. In the 1980s, Israel began the Kurnass 2000 modernization program which significantly updated avionics, including the APG-76 radar and cockpit with multi-function displays and HOTAS, and added the ability to launch the Popeye missiles.
Kurnass 2000 aircraft, which first flew on 11 August 1987 and began entering service on 5 February 1991, can be recognized by small strakes above the air intakes and a "probe-and-drogue" refueling probe plumbed directly into the boom receptacle on the spine of the aircraft. Israel also created a Pratt & Whitney PW1120-engined version which first flew on 30 July 1986. The aircraft was capable of supercruise, had 17 percent better thrust-to-weight ratio, 15 percent better sustained turn rate, 36 percent greater climb rate, and 27 percent better acceleration, all with improved fuel efficiency. It was demonstrated at the 1987 Paris Air Show but the project was deemed too expensive for the aging airframes. The last Israeli F-4s were retired 12 May 2004.
The item "Pre Built Hasegawa 1/48 McDonnell Douglas RF-4E / F-4E Phantom II +Resin Cockpit" is in sale since Wednesday, May 31, 2017. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Military\Aircraft\Airplanes". The seller is "dreamworkshobby" and is located in Scarborough, Ontario. This item can be shipped worldwide.