McDonnell Douglas YF-4J Phantom II

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

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