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Airfix 1:72 McDonnell Douglas FG.1 Phantom Scale Model Kit

NEW TOOLING. With regard to aircraft that have operated from the decks of a
British aircraft carrier, there can be little doubt that the McDonnell Douglas
Phantom FG.1 was the most spectacular. Purchased to replace the Sea Vixen in
the role of all-weather fleet defence, the Phantom was the largest and heaviest
aircraft ever operated from a British carrier and required a special breed of
airmen to fly them. As one of the most successful jet aircraft of all time, the
American McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom was to see service with a number of
overseas air arms, with Britain being a significant operator.

Originally purchased by the Royal Navy as a modern replacement for their De
Havilland Sea Vixens, Fleet Air Arm Phantoms would have the primary role of
defending the fleet at all times and in all weather, with a secondary role of
strike attack. Designated Phantom FG.1, these Navy jets certainly made for an
impressive sight and were some of the most attractive aircraft ever to serve
with Britain's armed forces. Operating this huge aircraft from the relatively
diminutive deck of HMS Ark Royal required a number of significant modifications
to these Phantoms, as well as to the ship itself - they would also require
the very cream of Britain's fast jet pilots to operate these fighters

The sight of a Royal Navy Phantom preparing to take off from the deck of HMS
Ark Royal must have been awe-inspiring. With the two Rolls-Royce Spey engines in
full afterburner and the nose wheel oleo extended to its maximum height,

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  • Store location: North Shore, Auckland, NZ

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