SWS 1/48 scale F-4E Early SWS 1/48 scale F-4E Early SWS 1/48 scale F-4E Early SWS 1/48 scale F-4E Early SWS 1/48 scale F-4E Early
  • SWS 1/48 scale F-4E Early
  • SWS 1/48 scale F-4E Early
  • SWS 1/48 scale F-4E Early
  • SWS 1/48 scale F-4E Early
  • SWS 1/48 scale F-4E Early

Product Spec

SCALE
1/48 Scale
MODEL
Plastic Model Kit
(including 2-color molded parts, clear and grey)
PARTS
Total Parts: 481
Release
August 29, 2020 (JST)
Price
7500 JPY (+fee)
Download the Instruction Manual
download page here

To All SWS 1/48 Phantom Lovers:
Zoukei-Mura Has the Answer for You!!

The Three Highlights of the 1/48 F-4E Early:

  • 1 Newly-designed molding to fully display the long nose F-4's optimal form!
  • 2 Check out the elongated nose and shape of the fairing for the Vulcan cannon!
  • 3 Choose to build the engine nozzles opened or closed! This is the world's first F-4 kit replicating the inclined pylons!

The special traits of the SWS 1/48 F-4E (Early Production) “Betty Lou”:

There is nothing like the joy of comprehensively exploring the F-4 series with SWS kits. For the long-nose versions, SWS has selected to recreate seven types: E (early and late production), EJ/EJ-Kai, F/F ICE, and G. All subjects are extensively researched on every aspect, including examination of actual aircraft, to even further improve upon the accurate, beautiful form and ease of assembly from the short-nose SWS kits.

The “Betty Lou” F-4E of the 469th TFS, 388th TFW (Serial No. 67-0308)
This F-4E nicknamed “Betty Lou” of the 469th Tactical Fighter Squadron from the 388th Tactical Fighter Wing was deployed to Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base in November 1968. Its “shark mouth” had originally been painted when it was used for crew training by the 40th TFS/33rd TFW stationed at Eglin Air Force Base and the design passed along with the aircraft.

The Differences between the Long-Nose and Short-Nose F-4

  • Engines

    The nozzles are split into two pieces for more depth and realism. They can be built open or closed.
  • Landing Gear

    The 76.2 cm x 29.2 cm front wheels have wide, low-pressure 200 PSI tires with anti-skid brakes.
  • Armament

    M61A1 Vulcan Cannon inside Nose
    The F-4E, the first F-4 in the series to be equipped with a cannon, has a 20mm, six-barreled M61A1 Vulcan cannon mounted under the nose as a fixed armament, with the compact and highly shock-resistant AN/APQ-120 radar as its fire control system (FCS). Be sure to note the shape of the fairing, which may appear simple at first glance but is in fact a complexly-engineered three-dimensional surface.

    Armament on the Fuselage and Under the Wings
    The long-nose type could mount various weapons to the fuselage and underneath the wings, just like the short-nose versions. In addition, long-nose F-4S could mount TER (Triple Ejector Rack) to the internal pylons under the inboard wings, and MER (Multiple Ejector Rack) to the external pylons. In our thorough research for this kit, we newly discovered that when the MER is in use. Inclined pylons tilted outwards are used in order to prevent the weapons from interfering with the landing gear and other areas.

1/48 F-4 (long nose) EXTRA PARTS

SWS48-10

SWS48-10-M03
F-4E Early/EJ Photo-Etched Set

  • Type: Photo-etched parts & Turned metal parts
  • Included Items: instrument panel, etc., instructions
  • Price: 2000 JPY (+fee)

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Release date: October 24, 2020 (JST)

SWS48-10-M02
F-4E/EJ/F/G Weighted Tires

  • Type: Resin assembly kit
  • Included Items: nose landing gear ×2, main landing gear ×2, instructions
  • Price: 1200 JPY (+fee)

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The differences between ordering from Volks USA and Volks Japan are:

Release date: August 29, 2020 (JST)

SWS48-10-M01
F-4E/EJ/F/G Metal Struts

  • Type: White metal assembly kit
  • Included Items: nose landing gear ×1, main landing gear ×2, instructions
  • Price: 1600 JPY (+fee)

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The differences between ordering from Volks USA and Volks Japan are:

Release date: August 29, 2020 (JST)


Zoukei-mura CONCEPT NOTE

Zoukei-mura CONCEPT NOTE
SWS No.Ⅸ F-4J/S Phantom Ⅱ

  • 64 Pages, All Color
  • Language: Japanese & English
  • Price: 1000 JPY (+fee)

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The differences between ordering from Volks USA and Volks Japan are:

 

SWOP 1/48 Diorama Base

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Iwakuni Base

  • Type: Fully painted product / Resin casting product
  • Included Items: Diorama Base ×1
  • Price: 2000 JPY (+fee)

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The differences between ordering from Volks USA and Volks Japan are:

*Aircraft and wooden base are sold separately

SWOP 1/48 Diorama Base 06
Ubon Base

  • Type: Fully painted product / Resin casting product
  • Included Items: Diorama Base ×1
  • Price: 2000 JPY (+fee)

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The differences between ordering from Volks USA and Volks Japan are:

*Aircraft and wooden base are sold separately

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Keflavik Base

  • Type: Fully painted product / Resin casting product
  • Included Items: Diorama Base ×1
  • Price: 2000 JPY (+fee)

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The differences between ordering from Volks USA and Volks Japan are:

*Aircraft and wooden base are sold separately

SWOP 1/48 Diorama Base 04
CV-41 Flight Deck

  • Type: Fully painted product / Resin casting product
  • Included Items: Diorama Base ×1
  • Price: 2000 JPY (+fee)

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The differences between ordering from Volks USA and Volks Japan are:

*Aircraft and wooden base are sold separately

SWOP 1/48 Diorama Base 03
CV-64 Flight Deck

  • Type: Fully painted product / Resin casting product
  • Included Items: Diorama Base ×1
  • Price: 2000 JPY (+fee)

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Order via Volks USA (in US Dollars)

The differences between ordering from Volks USA and Volks Japan are:

*Aircraft and wooden base are sold separately

 

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