Matchbox 1/72nd scale Phantom FGR.2
The Matchbox 1/72nd scale Phantom FGR.2 depicts the Spey Engined Phantom
flown by the RAF. The Kit was released as an FGR.1 version but it only
needed the squaring off of the tail fin to turn it into an FGR.2. Decals
are by Modeldecal. The Squadron is the 'Firebirds' (56 Sqn?) who were
stationed at RAF Wattisham during the 1970's, 80's and early 90's prior to
retirement. The photo above shows the original Matchbox Ladders in place.
The photo's below show the replacement PPAeroparts Ladders assembled from
Photoetch - they looked a lot better. The rest of the kit was assembled
without any help from aftermarket parts as is evidence in the cockpit
area which is straight from the box and pretty miserable to-boot.