Boeing F-4 Phantom II

two-seat fighter and attack aircraft
Max Speed
1,290 kt / 1,485 mph
Max Range
958 km / 595 miles
span 11.71 m / 38 ft 5 in length 19.20 m / 63 ft 0 in height 5.02 m / 16 ft 5.5 in
empty 15,454 kg / 34,000 Ib max. take-off 35,454 kg / 78,000 lb
two 8119-kg (17,900-lb) afterburning thrust General Electric J79-GE-229 turbojets
provision to mount two AIM-7 Sparrow self-defence AAMs in rear fuselage recesses; radar suppression weapons include mix of AGM-45 Shrike, AGM-65 Maverick and AGM-88 HARM missiles in conjunction with APR-38 RHAWS integral equipment and podded ALQ-119 ECM
Egypt, Germany, Greece, Iran, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Spain, Turkey
Aircraft Overview:

A classic American warplane, the F-4 Phantom II was famous for being the deadliest fighter in the skies over Vietnam, constantly duelling with its chief adversary, the equally potent (and legendary) MiG-21. First serving with the US Navy as a shipborne heavy fighter, the F-4 would go on to serve with the USMC, the USAF, and eventually succeed the F-105 Thunderchief in the hazardous Wild Weasel role. Originally built under the assumption that missiles would replace guns, the F-4 nevertheless could still hold its own in a dogfight, although at a disadvantage. As for how it fared against Soviet aircraft, this could be summed up in McDonell Douglas's advertising slogan for the Phantom II: "The World's Largest Distributor of MiG Parts".

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