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McDonnell Douglas F-4F Phantom II ICE
McDonnell Douglas F-4F Phantom II ICE (Improved Combat Efficiency) of the German Luftwaffe. Essentially a highly upgraded F-4E, the F-4F ICE was the most advanced Phantom variant to ever fly. Retired in 2013, replaced in service with the Eurofighter Typhoon. Color scheme is for early 2000's.
About this creation

Left side view of the aircraft with the dual canopies open, gear lowered, RAT (Ram Air Turbine) deployed, flaps and airbrakes lowered. The model is a modification of my F-4E model, with detail and color changes to make the F-4F variant. The model features moveable flight control surfaces including positionable spoilerons, flaps, airbrakes, and all moving tailpanes, dual opening canopies with minifigure scaled detailed cockpits and removeable ejection seats, a side opening radome and radar antenna, a deployable RAT on the port upper mid fuselage, positionable tailhook, a full weapons load, and working landing gear. The nose gear retracts rearward with a cover incorporated into the undernose cannon fairing and a large side door that closes flush with the rear of the cannon pod and fuselage underside. The main gear retract sidewards into the wings, with 3 doors each; A large door attached to the landing gear leg, a small outer door that closes over the hinge on the leg, and a door that closes over the tire mounted along the aircraft's centerline. When retracted the gear and doors lie flush with the wing and fuselage underside. The weapons include a centerline mounted drop tank, four AIM-7 Sparrow air to air missiles on the fuselage launch rails, two more AIM-7s on the inner wing pylons, and four AIM-9 Sidewinder air to air missiles mounted in pairs on each inner wing pylon above the AIM-7s. The yellow translucent strips on the nose, fuselage, wingtips and tail are "slime lights", used for formation flying at night.


Rear left view showing the engines, tailhook, deployed RAT, and lowered flaps.


Left upper view showing the deployed spoilerons on the upper surfaces of the wings. Like the F-4E and F-4G, the F-4F had leading edge slats fitted for greater angle of attack and turning rate. This is replicated on my models by the different leading edge design on these aircraft versus the other Phantom variants.


Upper right view of the aircraft.


Top down view. Matching the exact leading and trailing edge angles of the wings was a major challenge, as was the overall taper of the fuselage.


Lower view showing the lowered landing gear and full weapons load. Like the F-4E, the F-4F featured the General Electric M61A1 20mm rotary 6-barreled cannon in an undernose fairing. Desiging AIM-7 Sparrows that would not only look accurate but attach to the model in a simple took many tries before I was successful.


View looking into the starboard intake.


Starboard rear view of the open canopies. The F-4F featured dual controls like their US Air Force Phantom counterparts. Both cockpits can easily fit a minifigure, and the canopies close flush with the fuselage.


Closeup of my AIM-9 Sidewinder and AIM-7 Sparrow designs. The AIM-9 is incredibly simple, but the AIM-7 took many tries to replicate. There are two basic versions of my AIM-7, one for pylon mounts and one for fuselage mounts.




Comments

  February 21, 2014
Great AIM-7s. Like that fan detail.
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  February 10, 2014
Quoting Panos Paleologos Oh,i'm sorry. I thought it was the F-4F, it looked just like the phots my father has. But considering the details you know about the F-4 i have no reason to doubt you that the Greek is the F-4E. Though i have to ask one last time since the work you've done is just amazing is there is any way to ee the instructions, even buy them. Whatever you answer i will respect it and wont bother you again. Thank you!
At this point I'm not sure if I will release the LDD file and instructions, because once I do I've lost all control of them. I've seen a lot of MOCs suffer that fate, and the original creator is never credited or compensated (in the case of the file being sold by a third party). So I'm very reluctant to release them, especially with the sheer volume of work I invested in them. Let me make a Greek version and see what I can do to copy protect the instructions, and come up with a price.
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  February 10, 2014
Oh,i'm sorry. I thought it was the F-4F, it looked just like the phots my father has. But considering the details you know about the F-4 i have no reason to doubt you that the Greek is the F-4E. Though i have to ask one last time since the work you've done is just amazing is there is any way to ee the instructions, even buy them. Whatever you answer i will respect it and wont bother you again. Thank you!
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  February 9, 2014
Quoting Panos Paleologos Hello! My name is Panos and i wanted to ask you i there is any chance you can send me the instructions of the F-4F. I want to give it as a present to my father who retired from the Greek Airforce few years ago and that was the last palne he flew with. Yours is the best design of it i've seen and you would do me a great favor if you could show me the way to build it for him. Thank you!
Thank you for the compliment! This model is the German Air Force version, but I may yet do a Greek F-4E of the Hellenic Air Force. I'm sorry, but as stated on my Mocpages homepage I do not provide the files to my models.
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  February 9, 2014
Hello! My name is Panos and i wanted to ask you i there is any chance you can send me the instructions of the F-4F. I want to give it as a present to my father who retired from the Greek Airforce few years ago and that was the last palne he flew with. Yours is the best design of it i've seen and you would do me a great favor if you could show me the way to build it for him. Thank you!
  February 4, 2014
Perfect as always! I like the intricacy of the cockpit.
 
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