McDonnell Douglass F-4E (F-4) Phantom II IAF Kurnass 2000 1/72 Scale Diecast Metal Model by Hobby Master
1:72 Scale Metal Die-Cast - McDonnell Douglass F-4E Phantom II – Length: 10" Wingspan: 6.5”
This model is a twin seat and includes two pilot figures. Wing attachments include a pair of missiles and fuel tanks. Fuselage attachments include a pair of AA missiles, a pod and a center line fuel tank . Detailed landing gear is included as well as the cover of the wheel wells to give the appearance of in-flight. A display stand is also included
This is really a "no-play" model or a "display-only" model. It is mostly metal and very heavy. It also has a number of antennas which look great but are very fragile. If you have small kids that like to play with your models, save yourself some frustration (and money) and wait till later to get a model like this one. The box is labeled as not suitable for children under 14.
The box measures 10 inches by 10 inches by 4 inches.
Since 1980, the Israeli Air Force, together with Israel Aircraft Industries, engaged in an upgrade program for the fighter F-4E Phantom Kurnass [Heavy Hammer], resulting in the Kurnass 2000, with revised electronics,cockpit and radar upgrades, structural strengthening and more. Although they look practically identical, the Kurnas 2000 is a completely different plane.
Phantoms refitted to Kurnass 2000 standard underwent many changes and had their wiring, fuel tanks and hydraulic systems replaced. The Norden APG-76 Synthetic Aperature radar replaced the former APQ-120 radar. This radar uses advanced technologies that were originally developed for the US Navy's future attack plane, the A-12 Avenger II - a project that has since been cancelled. A Kairser wide-angle head up display was added as well. The wide angle means that the system effectively covers 60% of the pilot's forward view - twice the angle covered by other systems. The aircraft's avionic suite was also greatly updated with a new mission computer, multifunction displays, new communications gear and more. The Kurnass-2000 upgrade enabled the Phantom II to carry and deliver next generation laser and TV-guided munitions (including AGM-142 Have Lite missiles) with increased precision.