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Early British McDonnell Douglas Phantoms

RAM Models 1/48 Early British McDonnell Douglas Phantoms Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review August 2015 Manufacturer RAM Models
Subject Early British McDonnell Douglas Phantoms Scale 1/48
Set Number 48001 Pros Nice selection of early British Phantoms
Cons See text Skill Level Experienced
MSRP (BP) £19.99    

First Look

RAM Models is a model company out of Britain that is expanding into the decal market. Their first release covers a selection of Phantom FG.1 (F-4K) and FGR.2 (F-4M) aircraft designed for the Hasegawa 1/48 scale kits.

Early British McDonnell Douglas Phantoms Early British McDonnell Douglas Phantoms

The subjects included in this set:

  • FG.1, XT595, 'No.1 F-4K', McDonnell Douglas test aircraft, 1966
  • FG.1, XT595, 'McDonnell No.1 F-4K', different markings
  • FG.1, XT597, A&AEE, Boscombe Down, 1982
  • FG.1, XT857, A&AEE, deck trials aboard HMS Eagle, 1969
  • FG.1, XT859, 700P Sqn, 725, RNAS Yeovilton, 1968
  • FG.1, XT867, NASU, 725, RNAS Yeovilton, 1968
  • FG.1, XT868, 767 Sqn, 153, RNAS Yeovilton, 1971
  • FG.1, XV579, 767 Sqn, 157, RNAS Yeovilton, 1969
  • FGR.2, XT852, 'McDonnell No.1 F-4M', 1967
  • FGR.2, XT853, BAe test aircraft, 1967

The full-color instructions provide color and marking information for each subject though the two FGR.2 subjects are labeled as FG.1. The decals are nicely printed with the only issue being the need to separately place the red center in the early roundels.

If you're looking for some unique subjects for your Hasegawa kits, who doesn't love test aircraft? These decals are available directly from their website. For more information about this set and the other releases from RAM Models, visit their website at www.rammodels.co.uk.

My sincere thanks to RAM Models for this review sample!

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