This McDonnell Douglas F-4G "Wild Weasel" U.S. Air Force aircraft model is in 1:48 scale. This spectacular model has a wingspan of 10" and is 16 1/2" in length. The Wild Weasel was derived from the Project Wild Weasel. The Wild Weasel is an aircraft designed to identify, locate and physically suppress or destroy ground-based enemy air defense systems.
By 1975, the F-4G Phantom became the Wild Weasel. There are about 116 F-4Es rebuilt as F-4Gs. The F-4G Wild Weasels were stationed at George AFB, Victorville, CA. and were deployed to four active wings; one wing was assigned to USAFE (US Air Forces Europe) at Spangdahlem AB, Germany and the other was assigned to PACAF (Pacific Air Forces) at Clark AFB, Philippines. The F-4G saw combat during the Gulf War and was reported to have only lost a single aircraft. After the Gulf War, the George AFB aircraft were assigned to the Air National Guard at Boise, ID. In 1991, the F-4G Phantom Wild Weasel was deployed in Operation Desert Storm in Iraq and its EW System had been upgraded to an AN/APR-47 configuration. The F-4G fired more than 1,000 air-to-ground missiles and destroyed more than 200 targets.
On January 2, 1996, the F-4G Wild Weasel flew its last combat mission to Southern Iraq and shortly, it retired from active service. The F-4G was also the last operational variant of the Phantom II in the US Forces.
Working from exact aircraft blueprints, the majority of these beautiful replica models are hand sculptured by master craftsmen who use premium treated Philippine mahogany wood. Each model passes through several stages of sanding and priming before talented artists apply paint and detail. Extreme care is made to apply historically accurate aircraft markings and emblems. Before completion, each model receives several coats of clear lacquer to create not only a spectacular work of aviation art, but to insure each model will be a lasting addition to any airline or aircraft model collection.
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