Italeri F-4J Phantom II Plastic Model Airplane Kit 1/48 2781
F-4J PHANTOM ll
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Designed by the American company McDonnell Douglas and commissioned during the 1960s, the all-time supersonic fighter-bomber F-4 Phantom II is among the best known and most famous aircraft in the history of military aviation. Initially designed for the USNavy, it was also widely used by the US Air Force and had a significant commercial success all over the world. The original version destined to the US Navy was further improved in 1966 with the production start-up of the Phantom F-4J, characterized by the adoption of a weapon system capable of amplifying the operational capacity in air-to-air combat and in the missions of ground attack. The avionics were significantly improved and the innovative look-down / shoot-down target control system was adopted. Two new J79-GE 10 engines were also used, with a greater thrust, which allowed the Phantom II to exceed the speed of 1,240 knots (about 2,300 Km / h). Speed, acceleration and reliability were in fact the strengths of the Phantom able to counterbalance the reduced maneuverability due to its large size.