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MCDONNELL DOUGLAS F-4 Phantom

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F4
Aircraft
Name F-4 Phantom
Manufacturer MCDONNELL DOUGLAS
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low wing
Tail Regular tail (Anhedral)
WTC Medium
APC E
Type code L2J
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Position In fuselage
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 4


Manufacturered as:

IAI Kurnass 2000
IAI Phantom 2000
IAI F-4 Kurnass 2000
IAI F-4 Phantom 2000
MCDONNELL CR-12 Phantom 2
MCDONNELL RF-4 Phantom 2
MCDONNELL C-12 Phantom 2
MCDONNELL F-4 Phantom 2
MCDONNELL Phantom 2
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS RF-4 Kurnass
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS Phantom 2
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS RF-4 Phantom 2
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS Kurnass
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS QF-4 Phantom 2
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS F-4 Kurnass
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS F-4 Phantom 2
MITSUBISHI Phantom 2
MITSUBISHI F-4 Phantom 2
MITSUBISHI RF-4 Phantom 2


MCDONNELL DOUGLAS F-4 Phantom

MCDONNELL DOUGLAS F-4 Phantom

Description

Multi role fighter/tactical reconnaissance aircraft. In service since 1965 (F-4E since 1966, RF-4C since 1964). Developed in many versions, used by German, Greek, Spanish, Turkish and Middle East Air Forces. Licence production F-4EJ by Mitsubishi, Japan. RF-4 reconnaissance version, F-4G Weasel, special version to identify and destroy enemy radar. Phantom 2000 programme: IAI, Israel upgrades F-4E as F-4 Kurnass for Israeli Air Force and F-4-2020 Terminator for Turkish Air Force. Max Mach 2.17

Technical Data

Wing span 11.7 m38.386 ft
Length 17.8 m58.399 ft
Height 5.1 m16.732 ft
Powerplant Variants:
  • F-4: 2 x 77. kN GE J 79-GE-8 with afterburner or 2 x 93 kN RR Spey 202 with afterburner turbofans.
  • F-4C: 2 x 48.5 kN GE J79-GE-15 (2 x 75.6 kN with afterburner) turbofans.
  • F-4E: 2 x 52.4 kN GE J79-GE-17A (2 x 79.6 kN with afterburner) turbofans.
Engine model General Electric J79, Rolls-Royce Spey

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) 150 kts IAS 180 kts IAS 300 kts IAS 300 kts MACH 0.8 TAS 480 kts MACH 0.85 IAS 350 kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) 175 kts
Distance 1500 m ROC 4000 ft/min ROC 7000 ft/min ROC 5000 ft/min ROC 3000 ft/min MACH 0.86 ROD 10000 ft/min ROD 10000 ft/min MCS kts Distance 915 m
MTOW 2800028,000 kg
28 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL590 ROD ft/min APC E
WTC M Range 12001,200 nm
2,222,400 m
2,222.4 km
7,291,338.588 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving F4

None on SKYbrary