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New 1/72 Phantom FG.1 from Airfix

STOP PRESS New Tooling Announcement for the Scale ModelWorld Show.
Airfix are proud to announce that the latest addition to their 1/72nd scale kit range will be a newly tooled example of the magnificent British McDonnell Douglas FG.1 Phantom II. Produced to the exacting standards modellers have come to expect from Airfix kits, this new model marks one of the most significant Cold War jets to serve with Britain’s armed forces and one which provided sterling service for over twenty years, during a critical period in our history.

McDonnell Douglas FG.1 Phantom 1/72

McDonnell Douglas FG.1 Phantom II
McDonnell Douglas FG.1 Phantom II

As one of the most successful jet aircraft of all time, the American McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II saw service with many of the world’s air forces, with Britain being a significant operator. With aircraft purchased for both the Fleet Air Arm and the RAF, arguably one of the most iconic post war British aviation images is that of a Royal Navy Phantom preparing to take off from the deck of HMS Ark Royal. With the two Rolls-Royce Spey engines in full afterburner and the nose wheel oleo extended to its maximum height, Britain’s Phantoms were certainly distinctive.

Item Code: A06016
MSRP: £24.49

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George Collazo
George Collazo
George has been hosting review sites and blogging about toy collectibles, travel, digital photography and Nikon digital imaging since 1998. His first model kit build was a Testors 1/35 DODGE WC-54 in 1984.
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