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Help with academy F-4C phantom nozzles
Anmoga
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Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019 - 09:18 PM UTC
Hi guys,

I have Academy F-4C phantom in 1/48th scale.

I’ve been looking at Eduard webpage and only found that they have available the F-4B exhaust nozzles (ref. 648138) and the F-4J exhaust nozzles (ref. 648254). Is any of them OK for a F-4C phantom?

Thanks in advance,
Angel
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 02:53 AM UTC
Others can correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the F-4B cans will be correct for the C. After the D model the J-79 had larger afterburner nozzles that would be found on the E, F, J, S, etc.

Hope this helps!

Michael
Anmoga
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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 04:47 PM UTC
Thanks Michael for your help.
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 01:05 PM UTC
As Michael says, the nozzles are the same on the B, C and D Phantom.
The B was the Naval variant built for carrier operations, while the C and D were the ground based. Some differences, mostly internal, but same engines. So you'll be ok with the Eduard cans.

If you can find it I thoroughly recommend the book McDonnell F-4 Phantom Spirit in the Sky by World Air Power Journal. Probably one of the best references works for F-4 printed, covering every major version and user.
Anmoga
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 10:40 PM UTC
Thanks Stephen for your help.

I will see if I can find a copy of the book.