• Air Commander AC1005 F-4E 67-0210 1972 58TFS 432TFW USAF SUPERSONIC GUNKILL
  • Air Commander AC1005 F-4E 67-0210 1972 58TFS 432TFW USAF SUPERSONIC GUNKILL
  • Air Commander AC1005 F-4E 67-0210 1972 58TFS 432TFW USAF SUPERSONIC GUNKILL
  • Air Commander AC1005 F-4E 67-0210 1972 58TFS 432TFW USAF SUPERSONIC GUNKILL
  • Air Commander AC1005 F-4E 67-0210 1972 58TFS 432TFW USAF SUPERSONIC GUNKILL
  • Air Commander AC1005 F-4E 67-0210 1972 58TFS 432TFW USAF SUPERSONIC GUNKILL
  • Air Commander AC1005 F-4E 67-0210 1972 58TFS 432TFW USAF SUPERSONIC GUNKILL
  • Air Commander AC1005 F-4E 67-0210 1972 58TFS 432TFW USAF SUPERSONIC GUNKILL
  • Air Commander AC1005 F-4E 67-0210 1972 58TFS 432TFW USAF SUPERSONIC GUNKILL
  • Air Commander AC1005 F-4E 67-0210 1972 58TFS 432TFW USAF SUPERSONIC GUNKILL
  • Air Commander AC1005 F-4E 67-0210 1972 58TFS 432TFW USAF SUPERSONIC GUNKILL
  • Air Commander AC1005 F-4E 67-0210 1972 58TFS 432TFW USAF SUPERSONIC GUNKILL
  • Air Commander AC1005 F-4E 67-0210 1972 58TFS 432TFW USAF SUPERSONIC GUNKILL
  • Air Commander AC1005 F-4E 67-0210 1972 58TFS 432TFW USAF SUPERSONIC GUNKILL
  • Air Commander AC1005 F-4E 67-0210 1972 58TFS 432TFW USAF SUPERSONIC GUNKILL
  • Air Commander AC1005 F-4E 67-0210 1972 58TFS 432TFW USAF SUPERSONIC GUNKILL
  • Air Commander AC1005 F-4E 67-0210 1972 58TFS 432TFW USAF SUPERSONIC GUNKILL
  • Air Commander AC1005 F-4E 67-0210 1972 58TFS 432TFW USAF SUPERSONIC GUNKILL

F-4E 67-0210 1972 58TFS 432TFW USAF SUPERSONIC GUNKILL

Review on November 27, 2016 | Air Commander Diecast Model 1/72 Scale

Basic Information

Air Commander社製ダイキャストモデルです。商品の概略は以下のとおり。
This is a ready-made diecast model by Air Commander. The specifications of this product is as follows.

Product MakerAir Commander
Product SeriesHeavy Metal Collection
Product NameItem No:AC1005
F-4E 67-0210 1972 58TFS 432TFW USAF SUPERSONIC GUNKILL
Model Scale1:72
DimensionsLength:26.7cm / Width:16.3cm
Release DateJanuary 15 2016 (in Japan)
Price13,824 yen in Japan
Notes *Limited edition 600 pieces distributed Worldwide
*Ready-made display model (painted and assembled)
*Die-cast body with some plastic parts
*All markings by tampo printing
*Landing gears can be removed for flying position (gear covers included)
*Two pilot figures included
*Canopy can be displayed opened or closed
*Rudder and stabilator are moveable
*Display stand included

Shape, Painting and Markings

本モデルは実機に忠実なアウトラインを持ち、アンテナ・プローブ類の省略がない精密なモデルです。塗装やマーキング類も素晴らしい出来栄えです。

This model has the outline which is exactly the same as the real plane, and moreover, this is a detailed model without omitting the Antenna/Probe. The painting and markings are excellent.

DETAILED SURFACE AND EXCELLENT PAINTING

Special Mention

Weapons Included

本商品には空対空または空対地兵装のアクセサリーが付属します。
The accessories for "Air-to-Air" or "Air-to-Surface" configurations are included in this product.

Weapons Load of F-4E

2 × 370 U.S.gal (1,420L) tanks
6 × Mk82 500lb bombs with fuse extenders
4 × AIM-9E Sidewinder short-range air-to-air missiles
2 × AIM-7E-2 Sparrow medium-range semi-active radar homing air-to-air missiles
1 × AN/ALQ-101(V) 'short' ECM pod
1 × AN/ALQ-87-2 ECM pod
1 × 600 U.S.gal (2,310L) tank
6 × Mk82 500lb bombs

※飛行姿勢で飾る場合は、孔のあるほうの⑦をステーション5に取り付ける必要があります。
*When you display it in "Flight Position", you must choose ⑦ which has a hole.

※ステーション5には⑦または⑧を取り付け可能ですが、同時に取り付けることはできません。
*You can attach ⑦ or ⑧ to STA.5, they cannot be installed at the same time.

※STA.2とSTA.8には②または③を取り付け可能ですが、同時に取り付けることはできません。
*You can attach ② or ③ to STA.2 and STA.8, they cannot be installed at the same time.

CLEAR DISPLAY STAND

これは飛行展示用のディスプレイスタンドです。飛行状態にするには、まずセンタータンクを取り付け、その上にモデルを配置します。

This is a display stand for "Flying Position". In Flight Position, at first, you need to attach the center tank and then you can put the model on it.

Using Display Stand of Witty Wings

OPEN-ABLE CANOPY

前席キャノピーの開度は十分です。以前は角度が不十分だったところです。またキャノピーはフレームとボディ間の隙間なくキチッと閉じることも出来ます。

The opening position of the front canopy is good enough. The angle was not enough before.
Also, the canopy can be closed without any clearance from its frame to body.

Detailed Cockpit

Detailed Cockpit

2 FIGURES INCLUDED

フィギュアは2つとも同じものです。CenturyWingsやX-Plusと同じ形をしています。
Two figures are the same. They have same shape with CenturyWings' and X-Plus'.

Pilot Figure in The Cockpit

about real plane

SUPERSONIC GUNKILL

On June 2, 1972, at approximately 1330 hours, while in a flight of four F-4Es on CAP (combat air patrol) flying Brenda 01, a hard-wing F-4E, tail number 68210(*1), at over 1.2 mach, Maj. Phil "Hands" Handley shot down a MiG-19 with 20 mm cannon fire 40 miles northeast of Hanoi. The estimated flight parameters were; F-4 speed over 1.2 mach (800 kts); MiG 19 speed mach 0.77 (500 kts); altitude above terrain 500 feet; slant range 200-300 feet; and flight path crossing angle 90 degrees.

It was one of the first victories for an F-4 with internal cannon, the only MiG-19 shot down by cannon fire during the course of the war in Southeast Asia, and believed to be the highest speed deflection-shot gun kill in the entire history of aerial combat.

Aviation Historical Articles by Canadian Artist Rich Thistle

*1:Author's Note;
Error: 68210
Correct: 67-0210

AIRFRAME HISTORY OF F-4E-33-MC s/n 67-0210

1968-70USAF 4533rd TTS (33rd TFW).
1970USAF 4531st TFW.
1970USAF 31st TFW.
1972USAF 308th TFS (31st TFW).
1972USAF 58th TFS (432nd TFW).
1972USAF 307th TFS (31st TFW).
6/2/1972Credited with shooting down a MiG-19 over North Vietnam.
1978USAF 31st TFW.
1980USAF 336th TFS (4th TFW).
1980USAF 335th TFS (4th TFW).
1983 USAF 335th TFS (4th TFW).
1984USAF 334th TFS (4th TFW).
1986USAF 335th TFS (4th TFW).
9/1986Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
8/1987Transferred to the Turkish AF.
2000132 Filo.
10/2004Withdrawn from use.

Above table from Forgotten Jets Amateur Aircraft Research

Reference

[Books & Magazine]

*KOKU-FAN ILLUSTRATED No.19 F-4 PHANTOM II / Published by BUNRIN-DO Co.,Ltd. 1984
*KOKU-FAN ILLUSTRATED No.36 F-4 PHANTOM II / Published by BUNRIN-DO Co.,Ltd. 1987
*FAMOUS AIRPLANES OF THE WORLD No.86 F-4 PHANTOM II USAF MODELS / Published by BUNRIN-DO Co.,Ltd. 2001

[Video]

*FIGHTING AIRCRAFT DVD Collection 5 F-4 Phantom II / Published by K.K.DeAgostini JAPAN 2007

[Website]

*Artist Rich Thistle Wasaga Beach Ontario Aviation Art & Canadian Landscape Paintings
*Forgotten Jets Amateur Aircraft Research
*McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II - Wikipedia