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This product was added to our database on Wednesday 22 June 2016.
Mind: this item is a decal sheet that serves to decorate a scalemodel. The scalemodel is not included and needs to be ordered separately.
Category Scale Modelling, Subcategory Decals, Scale 1 : 48, ISBN/Box 48-088, Publisher/Brand Syhart Decal, Version screen
The Rheine-Hopsten airbase in Westfalia (Westfalen), was created from 1938, and during World War II, it was the base of JG-27.
Rebuild from 1959 as NATO airbase, homebase of the Fighter/bomber squadron JBG-36 "Westfalen" from 1961, the badge is designed with a "White horse", on sky blue shield.
Firstly equiped with F-84F Thunderstreak, followed by F-104G Starfighter on 1965, it was finally converted on F-4F Phantom II from 1975.
On 1990, the JBG-36 is converted to fighter squadron, recalled JG-72 "Westfalen". On September 2001, an openday is organised on Hopsten for the 40 years of JG-72, the squadron was retired on 2002.
Once retired, the JG-72 was converted to F-4F training center, and the phantoms stayed on Hopsten until 2005.
It's finally for the departure of Phantoms, and for the final closure of Hopsten AB that the F-4F Phantom registered 37+11 received a black paint, with grey horses on sides, and broken squadron badge on bottom.
All Phantoms based on Hopsten were transfered to JG-71 "Richtoffen" on Wittmundhaven. The F-4F Phantom 37+11 received a "tag" on right intake : JG-71 "R"heine
The lasts Luftwaffe actives phantoms was retired by JG-71 "Richtoffen" on Wittmundhaven AB on 29th june 2013, Two last phantoms used for by flight test center was retired one month later by WTD-61 on Manching AB. They received colorful schemes too.(Syhart 078).
This decals set contain all markings to complete this aircraft.
Here is a new edition (screen-print) of Syhart Decal reference 48/72-007 (released on 2005), the decals design has been modified.
Exemple : the bottom badge splited to ease the decals application (missiles & gear bays, doors…), as far as masks permitting the choice to complete the sides horses by decals or by paint.