McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II – part 2
The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II, the model.
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II, what to say about the Phantom (the flying wardrobe) that has not been said? Who does not know it ?. What aviation modeler has not? With this model I wanted to represent an F-4 of the VF-111 Sundowners. The famous NAVY squadron in spectacular livery.
This squadron was assigned to Embarked Attack Wing 15 (CVW-15) based on the USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) during its passage through Vietnam from November 1971 to July 1972. I have decided to make the F-4B Old Nick 204 (Old Nick was the squad’s radio code). I did it for a couple of reasons, the first is that of this squad there are usually two the most represented models. Although numeral 200 belonged to the squad leader and 201 was a Mig Killer, I didn’t want to do either one.
The second reason is that there are a couple of very similar good photos (incidentally one in color and one in black and white) throwing their charge on the lens. By the way I have to say that in my model I have not put the names of the pilots in the uprights of the cabin since I have not managed to know them. I could have put the ones that come in the decals but I decided to leave them without putting. This aircraft whose serial number is 150466 previously belonged to the VMFA 115 Silver Eagles of the USMC.
272/5000 Apparently, being in this squadron he was the protagonist of an accident where some ground personnel perished in September 1970. After his stay in the Sundowners, he returned with the Marines to VMFA 112 Cowboys and then to VMFA 314 Black knights.
If you want to see the first part of this article, you can go directly through this link.
Model construction process (part 2 and final):
Juan José Moreno