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Robert Royes
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One more moldy oldy, Hasegawa C-2 1/72 F-4E Phantom

April 22, 2022 · in Aviation · · 9 · 1.2K

I used 's C-2 kit, of which the molds go back to the 1972 release JS-080 kit, It's still in their catalog, they have updated it somewhat by adding the leading edge slats. The decals are equally ancient being remnants from Microscale 72-293 USAF Gray Phantoms. I did add Monogram F-4J exhaust cans and wing tanks.

The markings are of a 57th Fighter Intercept Squadron, station at Keflavik Iceland. They are from a time period after TAC had taken over ADC's assets. note the TAC badge. The Black Knight head has been on the tail, the nose, and mid-fuselage. along the way they lost some of the checker board from the tail. I've included one photo of how not to fly a . The 57th was the last active duty intercept squadron and the last active Phantoms to were ADC gray.

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  1. Nice job on your Phantom, especially being an older kit. The folded wing Phantom in flight is an impressive shot.

  2. Very cool Rob. Like Spitfires, one can't have too many Phantoms

  3. Indeed a very nice result, Robert @roofrat
    I'm surprised that a Phantom will stay airborne with folded wings, impressive.

  4. Nicely done Robert, and how in gods name did the pilot fold the wings while in flight.

  5. Great build, Robert! Indeed, how did the pilot manage to fold the wings?

  6. Folded wings work great for extra clearance if you're flying under a bridge, but 'No Thanks'!
    Nice looking Icelander Phantom, Robert!

  7. Another nice Phantom! Can't have too many...

  8. Great job on this Phantom!

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