F-4K Phantom Royal Navy in scale 1-72 from Fujimi (GROUP BUILD)
August 13, 2016 in Aviation
The Royal Navy received 48 Phantoms. In service 30th april 1968, retired 27 november 1978. Due to its seize, operations were limited to HMS Eagle and HMS Ark Royal.
The twin reheating Rolls-Royce powered F4K Phantom had some specific modifications, enabling her to operate from the deck of UK carriers.
Most interesting, was the extended nose wheel. After catapult launching, this first had to shrink before it could be locked up in the forward wheel well.
The F4K is cross-decked on board a USS Carrier. Bombed up with life ordnance (mud movers) for launch.The exercise was a combined bombing raid of US and UK warplanes in a life ordnance drop. Target area “Cape Wrath’ in Northern Schotland.
This facility is shared with the US Air Force and US Navy/Marine Corps.
Up to 1,000 lb bombs can be dropped.
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