Airfix 1/72 McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG.1 RAF
Airfix 1/72 McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG.1 RAF
Airfix 1/72 McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG.1 RAF
Airfix 1/72 McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG.1 RAF
Airfix 1/72 McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG.1 RAF

Airfix 1/72 McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG.1 RAF

Product code: AX06019
£26.79
Kit Features;
  • 2 x marking options -
  1. McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG.1 No.111 Squadron Royal Air Force Leuchars, Scotland, September 1989.
  2. McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG.1 No.43 Squadron, Royal Air Force Leuchars, Scotland, 1974.
  • Paint call outs for Humbrol
  • Length 244mm, width 162mm, 177 parts
  • Full armament included with diagram for correct placement 
  • Radome open or closed option
  • Canopy open or closed option
  • Landing gear up or down option
  • 2019 boxing of the 2017 new tooled kit

One of the most famous machines of the Cold War the Phantom F-4 was operated by both the Royal Navy & in an altered form by the RAF from the late 1960s until the early 1990s. The Royal Navy was the first export customer for the F-4, but wished to retain engine commonality across its carrier borne fast jet fleet so opted for their Phantoms to be powered by the Rolls Royce Spey jet engine. This necessitated a subtle re-design for the rear fuselage to accommodate the new engines, as well as changes to the electrical systems. The Royal Navy Phantoms were designated FG-1 with later machines for the RAF designated FGR.2.

The Royal Navy Phantoms operated from the carrier HMS Ark Royal & were the only Phantoms operated at sea by another power outside of the USA. After the retirement of the Navy's large aircraft carriers the Phantoms were passed to the RAF. In both air arms the Spey powered Phantoms proved to be a popular machine, able to carry large loads of ordinance a long way. While the Phantom never saw combat in British hands, it was always regarded as a capable & powerful asset to Britain's Cold War defence.  

GTIN 5055286660351
Brand Airfix
Product Code AX06019
Weight 0.62kg