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McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II


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The Aircraft
 

The prototype Phantom II flew in 1958 under the U.S. Navy designation of F4H.  It was the first aircraft that could detect, intercept and destroy a target within its radar range without assistance from surface-based radar.

The US Air Force tested the Phantom II as the F-110; however, by an inter-service agreement 

in 1962, both services redesignated the Phantom as the F-4.

The F-4 saw extensive use in Vietnam and played a first-line role with the armed forces of Australia, Egypt, Greece, Iran, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, the UK, the US, and West Germany.  Almost 5,200 were built.

     
Specifications (F-4E)

Designations

 

 

 

Type: Fighter
Engines: two 17,900 lb (79.6 kN) afterburning thrust General Electric J79-GE-17 turbojets
F4H: U.S. Navy Fighter (pre-1962)
F-110: U.S. Air Force Fighter (pre-1962) named Spectre
F-4: U.S. Fighter (post-1962)
RF-4: Reconnaissance version
EF-4: ECM version
QF-4: Target Drone version
     

Related Pages

 

Related Websites

     
More about McDonnell Aircraft
 
F-4 Phantom II Society
Joe Baugher's F-4 Phantom II pages
Vectorsite: F-4 Phantom II
Wikipedia article
     

Stuff You Can Buy

 

Book:
F-4 Phantoms: U.S. Navy and Marine Gray Ghosts
Peter Davies

Display Model:
1/48 scale
Die cast
 

 

 

 

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