I was debating about the next project and decided on the USAF version of the Phantom, the F4E. This model was designed with some of the answers to the previous models shortcomings, most distinctly, a gun. The Airforce also had mandated some changes to the landing gear structure, which required wider beefy-er tires, which changed the width of the wings and give a very characteristic wing root bulge. The GPM F4E does not include that bulge, and comes in an air superiority gray scheme. Other changes where the addition of maneuvering slats to the forward wing edges and on the stabilators. The USAF version also has a flyable rear cockpit and some upgraded avionics not apparant in a model. I had both the MAly F4E and the HobbyModel and picked the latter. Then the fun started. The Maly kit has all the neccesary bulges and stuff but doesnot have wheel wells. Not a big drawback, but some of the parts looked rudimentary and will have to be redesigned. Well on with some pics, and well I wonder what the right choice should have been.