McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom II

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

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