PHANTOM II
PHANTOM II

Manufacturer

MCDONNELL DOUGLAS

Markings:

Fighter Squadron 21 (VF-21), USS Ranger, 1983

Designation:

F-4N

Serial Number:

153016

MCDONNELL DOUGLAS F-4N PHANTOM II

The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II was designed as a missile-armed fleet defense fighter for the United States Navy. The F-4B became the primary Navy and Marine fighter in the first half of the 1960s. By 1970, the Navy was concerned with the aging condition of its large fleet of F-4Bs. With the replacement F-14 still several years from deployment the Navy decided on a program to upgrade the F-4B and extend its service life. Over 200 F-4Bs were virtually rebuilt from the ground up as the F-4N model. Upgrades to the airframe, engines, and electronics brought them up to the standard of the F-4J. The F-4N remained in Navy service until 1983.

Specifications

  • Wingspan: 38 ft 5 in
  • Length: 58 ft 3 in
  • Height: 16 ft 3 in
  • Weight: 43,907 lbs (loaded)
  • Max. Speed: 1,485 mph
  • Service Ceiling: 62,000 ft
  • Range: 2,925 miles
  • Engines: 2 General Electric J79-GE-18 turbojets with 17,900 pounds of thrust
  • Crew: 2