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F-4E Kurnass temporary recce bird

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Hello from a cold UK.

I present my latest Phantom build for you.

This aircraft is one of three which was converted from a Kurnass following the Yom Kippur war when the Israeli Defence Force had a shortage of reconnaissance aircraft. The long term solution was a purchase of RF-4E aircraft, before which a loan of 2 RF-4C aircraft from the 10th TRW. But before all this 3 F-4E's were modified by removing the 20mm Vulcan cannon, covering the gun muzzle and installing a clear door to replace the cannon door under the fuselage and installing a camera in the gun bay.

3 aircraft, 117, 125 and 139 were converted and operated by 119 (the Bats) Squadron.

When the RF-4's arrived the aircraft were returned to F-4E standard configuration.

The kit is a Hasegawa F-4E and decals are by Sky's decals, which are superb, and include Hebrew stencil markings.








I hope you enjoy this.


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