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Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 02:31 AM UTC
Airfix has announced that they will be releasing a Phantom FGR2 in 1/72 scale later this year
Airfix has posted the marking options and a single CAD image for us all to pore over.

Marking options include:
●XV466 D, No1435 FLT, RAF Mount Pleasant November 1991
●FGR.2 XV469 H 2 Squadron June 1976
●FGR.2 Phantom XV408 92 Squadron RAF Germany


As the Royal Air Force were looking to update their strike and close air support capabilities in the 1950s and 60s, they were initially expecting indigenous British designs to fulfil both of these roles, but spiralling development costs and government intervention saw them forced to look overseas for their new aircraft. As one of the world’s most successful multi-role jet aircraft, the McDonnell Douglas Phantom was selected for both the Royal Navy and the RAF and even though it was procured at a time of great uncertainty for the British aviation industry, it proved to be both a capable and popular aircraft in UK service.

Release date has been set for October 2018

A06017 - McDonnell Douglas FGR2 Phantom – 1/72

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Now that is really unfair of Airfix doing the grey and the camo schemes. I shall not buy one now as I can't decide what scheme!!!!! Or I could just buy 2. Really looking forward to this release, well done Airfix. Andy
JAN 11, 2018 - 03:13 AM
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