PHANTOM II
PHANTOM II

Manufacturer

MCDONNELL DOUGLAS

Markings:

8th Tactical Fighter Wing, 433rd Tactical Fighter Squadron, 1967

Designation:

F-4C

Serial Number:

64-0673

MCDONNELL DOUGLAS F-4C PHANTOM II

The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II was designed as a missile-armed fleet defense fighter for the United States Navy. In 1962, the U.S. Air Force selected the F-4 for its own use as both a fighter and a fighter-bomber. Originally designated F-110 by the Air Force the plane became the F-4C under the unified designation scheme ordered by Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. The F-4C is the first version of the Phantom built for the Air Force. Construction began in 1962 and concluded in 1966 with 583 built.

Specifications

  • Wingspan: 38 ft 5 in
  • Length: 58 ft 3 in
  • Height: 16 ft 3 in
  • Weight: 60,630 lbs (loaded)
  • Max. Speed: 1,583 mph
  • Service Ceiling: 62,000 ft
  • Range: 1,750 miles
  • Engines: 2 General Electric J79-GE-15 17,900 lbs thrust
  • Crew: 2