Meng January 2023 Announcement: 1/48 Scale F-4E Phantom II
Meng announced that it will launch the 1/48 Scale F-4E Phantom II kit in January 2023. Let’s take a look at the visuals prepared by the Meng model in the preview of the model kit.
LS-017 McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II 1/48 Scale
Available in: January 2023
The MENG LS-017 1/48 Scale McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II plastic model kit is a product licensed by The Boeing Company. The Model Kit will be 399mm long and 245mm wide. This kit includes a metal pitot tube, pre-cut stainless steel PE parts, painting masks, and three paint schemes. Let’s check the details now.
This kit features accurate skin and details of the F-4E Phantom II. This kit includes a metal pitot tube.
The cockpit, the equipment inside, and the boarding ladder are exactly copied.
Leading edge trims and fins can be installed in retracted or unfolded positions.
Angled horizontal stabilizers are movable.
The F-4E Phantom II kit includes AIM-7M/AIM-9NP/AIM-9M air-to-air missiles, GBU-10 laser-guided bombs, and AGM-65 anti-radiation missiles.
Ventral air brakes can be performed in the open or closed position.
The landing gear compartment is replicated exactly.
The F-4E Phantom II flexes muscles in Beast Mode.
The F-4 was originally conceived as a plane carrier-based supersonic fighter in 1956. He entered military service in 1961. With experience gained from real combat, the F-4E Phantom II was modified and fitted with an M61 Vulcan cannon under its nose. . Some significant improvements have been made to the wings by adding leading edge trim strips and fins. This not only improved the air combat performance but also strengthened the ground attack capability.
A typical representative of second-generation warplanes, the F-4E dominated the skies of that era, from the jungles of Vietnam to the deserts of the Middle East. It became a symbol of NATO air power during the Cold War.