Tuesday, September 20

Preview: Meng's Wild Weasel - a feature packed first in the F-4 series in 48th...

This week there was a bit of an early release leak of the box art of Meng's new 48th scale F-4G "Wild Weasel" kit. We now have all the real information on the kit and its features in our preview...

Preview: Meng's Wild Weasel - a feature packed first in the F-4 series in 48th...

McDonnell Douglas F-4G Phantom II Wild Weasel
Kit No #LS-015 
1/48th scale
Three marking choices in the box.
Available in October 2022
The Subject: McDonnell Douglas F-4G Phantom II Wild Weasel
The F-4G Wild Weasel was a U.S. Air Force’s dedicated Suppression of Enemy Air Defense (SEAD) aircraft converted from the F-4E. This aircraft first flew in 1975 and entered service with the U.S. Air Force in 1978. The F-4G could suppress enemy air defense systems, and jam and attack enemy air defense radars. It also had outstanding maneuverability and could perform a variety of tasks by changing the weapon stores. During the Gulf War in 1991, F-4G was the only available U.S. Air Force SEAD aircraft.

An interesting shot of both of the latter types of camouflages used on F-4G's. 

The Kit: Meng's 48th scale McDonnell Douglas F-4G Phantom II Wild Weasel
This latest MENG LS-015 1/48 McDonnell Douglas F-4G Phantom II Wild Weasel plastic model kit is a product officially licensed by The Boeing Company. The assembled model will be 399mm long and 245mm wide. This kit includes a metal pitot tube, pre-cut stainless steel PE parts and painting masks, and three paint schemes. It also includes one AN/ALQ-119 ECM pod, one AN/ALQ-131 ECM pod, and weapons like AIM-7M Sparrow air-to-air missiles and AGM-88 HARM high-speed anti-radiation missiles. Leading edge flaps and main flaps can be installed in retracted or deployed positions. Horizontal stabilizers are movable. The cockpit and its interior equipment are precisely replicated. Now, let’s check the details.

The nose antenna is accurately represented. This kit includes a metal pitot tube.
The cockpit, its interior equipment and a boarding ladder are precisely replicated.
Leading edge flaps and main flaps can be installed in retracted or deployed positions.
The unique anhedral angle horizontal stabilizers are movable.
The F-4G vertical fin tip antenna is accurately replicated.
This kit includes one AN/ALQ-119 ECM pod and one AN/ALQ-131 ECM pod.
This kit includes AIM-7M air-to-air missiles, AGM-65, AGM-78, and AGM-88 anti-radiation missiles.
The ventral air brakes can be built in the open or closed position.
The landing gear bay is precisely replicated.
The F-4G flexes muscles in "Beast Mode"  as it is called , with a full external sensor and weapons load...

This kit will be available in October - You can see more info on this kit and others from Meng on the Meng Models Website...