• Air Commander AC1007 F-4J NG100 VF-96 Fighting Falcons USS Constellation, 10 May 1972
  • Air Commander AC1007 F-4J NG100 VF-96 Fighting Falcons USS Constellation, 10 May 1972
  • Air Commander AC1007 F-4J NG100 VF-96 Fighting Falcons USS Constellation, 10 May 1972
  • Air Commander AC1007 F-4J NG100 VF-96 Fighting Falcons USS Constellation, 10 May 1972
  • Air Commander AC1007 F-4J NG100 VF-96 Fighting Falcons USS Constellation, 10 May 1972
  • Air Commander AC1007 F-4J NG100 VF-96 Fighting Falcons USS Constellation, 10 May 1972
  • Air Commander AC1007 F-4J NG100 VF-96 Fighting Falcons USS Constellation, 10 May 1972
  • Air Commander AC1007 F-4J NG100 VF-96 Fighting Falcons USS Constellation, 10 May 1972
  • Air Commander AC1007 F-4J NG100 VF-96 Fighting Falcons USS Constellation, 10 May 1972
  • Air Commander AC1007 F-4J NG100 VF-96 Fighting Falcons USS Constellation, 10 May 1972
  • Air Commander AC1007 F-4J NG100 VF-96 Fighting Falcons USS Constellation, 10 May 1972
  • Air Commander AC1007 F-4J NG100 VF-96 Fighting Falcons USS Constellation, 10 May 1972
  • Air Commander AC1007 F-4J NG100 VF-96 Fighting Falcons USS Constellation, 10 May 1972
  • Air Commander AC1007 F-4J NG100 VF-96 Fighting Falcons USS Constellation, 10 May 1972
  • Air Commander AC1007 F-4J NG100 VF-96 Fighting Falcons USS Constellation, 10 May 1972
  • Air Commander AC1007 F-4J NG100 VF-96 Fighting Falcons USS Constellation, 10 May 1972
  • Air Commander AC1007 F-4J NG100 VF-96 Fighting Falcons USS Constellation, 10 May 1972

F-4J NG100 VF-96 Fighting Falcons USS Constellation, 10 May 1972

Review on June 11, 2017 | 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:AC1007
F-4J NG100 VF-96 Fighting Falcons USS Constellation, 10 May 1972
Model Scale1:72
DimensionsLength:26.7cm / Width:16.3cm
Release DateApril 8, 2017 (in Japan)
Price13,824 yen in Japan
Notes *Limited edition 1,000 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 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。他のどのダイキャストモデルより高品質で、前部キャノピーの開度不足を除けば現時点では最高傑作と言っても過言ではありません。前部キャノピーについての詳細は後述します。

This model has the accurate outline just like a real plane, detailed surfaces without omitting the Antenna/Probe, and the high quality painting and markings. It is higher quality than any other diecasting models. It’s no exaggeration to say that this is the masterpiece of diecasting model at this point without not enough opening position of front canopy. The detail of front canopy is mentioned later.

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-4J

2 × 370 U.S.gal (1,420L) tanks or pylon without tanks
4 × AIM-9G Sidewinder short-range air-to-air missiles
2 × 2 AIM-9G with 3 Mk.20 Rockeye CBUs
4 × AIM-7E Sparrow medium-range semi-active radar homing air-to-air missiles
1 × 600 U.S.gal (2,310L) tank

※飛行姿勢で飾る場合は、孔のあるほうの⑤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 ⑤ which has a hole and set the STA.5.

※STA.1とSTA.9には① (増槽またはパイロンのみ) 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 ① (tanks or pylons) to STA.1 and STA.9, 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

Improve the front canopy

1. 前部キャノピーの開度不足
前部キャノピーの開度不足は中央キャノピーとの干渉が原因です。

1. Not enough opening position of front canopy
Not enough opening position of front canopy is due to interference between the front and center canopy.

Not enough opening position of front canopy

2. 私なりの解決策
前部キャノピーの軸を切り落とし、中央キャノピーに嵌め込みます。きわめてシンプルな方法です。ただし、前部キャノピーは取れやすく要注意です。

2. My solution
I cut the shaft of the front canopy and engaged the center canopy. This is the simple way. But front canopy fall down easily, so be careful.

My solution

about real plane

SHOWTIME 100

アメリカ海軍 マクダネル・ダグラス F-4J ファントム2 (ビューロナンバー:155800、モデックスナンバー:NG-100)。 この機体は、1972年2月に空母 USSコンステレーション (CVA-64) に展開した 第9空母航空団 (CVW-9) 第96戦闘飛行隊 (VF-96) ファイティングファルコンズ に配備されました。 ランディ・カニンガム大尉とウィリー・ドリスコル中尉の駆るコールサイン「ショータイム100」は、1972年5月10日に3、4、5機目のミグ撃墜を果たします。 しかし同機は北ベトナム軍の SA-2 地対空ミサイルにより撃墜され、カニンガム/ドリスコル両名はトンキン湾上空にて脱出を余儀なくされます。

The U.S. Navy McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II (BuNo 155800, NG-100).
This aircraft was assigned to fighter squadron VF-96 Fighting Falcons, Carrier Air Wing 9 (CVW-9), aboard the aircraft carrier USS Constellation (CVA-64) in February 1972. Having the callsign "Showtime 100" it was used by Lt. Randy Cunningham and Lt.JG Willie Dricoll for their 3rd, 4th, and 5th MiG-kills on 10 May 1972. However, it was hit by a North Vietnamese SA-2 surface-to-air-missile and the crew had to eject over the Gulf of Tonkin.

File:F-4J VF-96 Showtime 100 in flight.jpg - Wikimedia Commons
File:F-4J VF-96 Showtime 100 in flight.jpg - Wikimedia Commons

Reference

[Books & Magazine]

*FAMOUS AIRPLANES OF THE WORLD No.74 F-4 PHANTOM II Navy Version / Published by BUNRIN-DO Co.,Ltd. 1999
*FOX TWO The Story of America's First Ace in Vietnam by RANDY CUNNINGHAM with JEFF ETHELL (Japanese Version) / Published by Green Arrow Publication 1989

[Video]

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

[Web]

*Aviation Archives: F-4J Phantom II Flight Manual
*Category:Fighter Squadron 96 (United States Navy) - Wikimedia Commons