PHANTOM II
PHANTOM II

Manufacturer

MCDONNELL DOUGLAS

Markings:

Naval Air Test Facility, Lakehurst Naval Air Station, New Jersey, 1974

Designation:

YF-4J

Serial Number:

151497

MCDONNELL DOUGLAS YF-4J 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. In late 1964 three F-4Bs were converted to test numerous improvements to the basic design and designated YF-4J. Improved aerodynamics to lower take-off distances and decrease landing speeds, improved engines, upgraded radar, and better ground attack ability were the primary changes. Over 500 of this version of the Phantom were built between 1966 and 1972.

Specifications

  • Wingspan: 38 ft 5 in
  • Length: 58 ft 3 in
  • Height: 15 ft 8 in
  • Weight: 56,000 lbs (loaded)
  • Max. Speed: 1,428 mph
  • Service Ceiling: 64,700 ft
  • Range: 1,750 miles
  • Engines: 2 General Electric J79-GE-10 turbojets 17,900 lbs thrust each
  • Crew: 2