1/50 5090-298 UPC Phantom II F-4 - McDonnell F4H-1 (F-4C) - VF-102 USS Enterprise / US Air Force
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
This kit represents somewhat of a mystery. We know that UPC did not make any of their own tooling, but the mold origin of this kit are unknown. The box re-uses the same Scott Edison box art from the smaller-scale UPC (ex-Hasegawa) F-4. The dramatic box art claims this is a F-4C; however, the instructions state that it is an F-4H-1 or F-4B. Since they are a copy of the original manufacturers instructions, I believe the instructions. The kit is interesting for it's level of detail and features the fuselage internal fuel tanks, two detailed jet engines, cockpit includes ejection seats, two pilots, side instrument panels, control stick & main panels and opening front and rear canopies. Rudders, ailerons, split trailing edge flaps and elevators all move and the wings fold as well. There are internal wing fuel tanks; the landing gear retracts and all gear doors close also. The nose can be removed to display a detailed radar package. A wide choice of wing and fuselage loadouts is provided, with numerous AIM-7 Sparrow missiles (body mounted and on wing pylons), iron bombs and a centerline drop tank. This is the issue includes a decal sheet with markings from one USAF aircraft and VF-102 USS Enterprise. NOTE: this kit has very neat and minor sub-assembly as follows: internal fuel tank halves (2 pieces), engine halves (4 pieces) and ejection seat halves are assembled to 'near mint' condition. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.
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