McDonnell Douglas F-4N Phantom II

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

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