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New 1/32 F-4K/M (FG.1/FGR.2) Phantom kit announced by HKM

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I was only just talking about this last night to a couple of my other friends, funny that ! 

I think Neil from HK knows that the J79 version HAS to be the F-4B, now I can do my Bi-Centennial birdie at long last!!!

Great news, still can't wait for that Lancaster next year too.

Life is good.  ;) 

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I think Neil from HK knows that the J79 version HAS to be the F-4B, now I can do my Bi-Centennial birdie at long last!!!

 

Actually the bicentennial VX-4 bird (if that's the one you're talking about???) was an F-4J with a B radome and boilerplate, bolted-on fixed slats.  

There were lots of other bicentennial birds out there though...

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Yes, the VX-4 Birdie is the one I've always wanted to do.

A nice new F-4B with those markings on it would look very nice I think!

Thanks for the added info though, interesting how some of these machines were played with throughout their careers.

BTW, All my Tam F-4J's are fully booked for other stunning markings so a nice new version will do very nicely. 

Tally - Ho!  :speak_cool:

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Are you designing HKM's Spey Toom decals Jennings ? Would be nice to know they're in safe hands.

 

Apart from the obvious joy of an option or two from 892 NAS on the Ark - well, actually, there isn't another option IMHO.

 

Tony

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Derek, as the photo of XV421 above shows, we may require insider guidance as to which FG1/FGR2s went through the belly strap upgrade at Brough, and the time period.

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So, does this f4b4 come with rigging then?

F4B = Fighter type 4, Boeing

F4F = Fighter type 4, Grumman

F4U = Fighter type 4, Vought

F4H = Fighter type 4, McDonnell

 

From late 1962 onwards...

F-4B = first operational Phantom II

F-4F = Luftwaffe Phantom II

etc

No rigging.

 

I know you're a wind-up Dr Dave but just in case you had a senior moment

 

Tony

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This is indeed great news! No personal connection to the Brit Toom, but I always thought the bigger intakes looked bad-ass! I will definitely pre-order one. Just hope they take their time, listen to the experts, and do it right.

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And I wasn't aware that the UK Phantoms had received the big reinforcing strap across the belly either.  Hmm....

 

Any of you Brit types have any more info on that?  When and to what airplanes was it applied??

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