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McDonnell-Douglas F-4N 'Phantom II'

Description
Notes: F-4B upgraded during "beeline" modification.
  Manufacturer:McDonnell-Douglas
  Base model:F-4
  Designation:F-4
  Version:N
  Nickname:Phantom II
  Designation System:U.S. Tri-Service
  Designation Period:1962-Present
  Basic role:Fighter
  Crew:Pilot, Radar intercept officer
  See Also:

Specifications
  Length: 58' 3" 17.7 m
  Height:16' 3" 4.9 m
  Wingspan: 38' 4" 11.6 m
  Empty Weight: 28,000 lb 12,698 kg
  Gross Weight: 57,998 lb 26,303 kg
  Max Weight: 58,000 lb 26,303 kg

Propulsion
  No. of Engines: 2
  Powerplant: General Electric J79-GE-8B
  Thrust (each):17,900 lb 8,117 kg

Performance
  Max Speed: 1,500 mph 2,415 km/h 1,305 kt
  Climb: 28,000 ft/min 8,533 m/min
  Ceiling: 50,000 ft 15,239 m

Known serial numbers
84-0494

Examples of this type may be found at
MuseumCityState
Champlin Fighter MuseumMesaArizona
Davis-Monthan AFBDavis-Monthan AFBArizona
Intrepid Sea-Air-Space MuseumNew YorkNew York
Langley A.F.B. Air ParkLangley AFBVirginia
MCAS El Toro Historical FoundationIrvineCalifornia
National Museum of Naval AviationNAS PensacolaFlorida
Prairie Aviation MuseumBloomingtonIllinois

F-4N on display

Champlin Fighter Museum

Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum

Langley A.F.B. Air Park

National Museum of Naval Aviation
 


 

Recent comments by our visitors
 Al
 , TX
Terry,

Yes VF-41 and VF-84 had the stripes, both squadrons were involved in Operation Eagle Claw:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8d/F-14A_VF-41_and_VF-84_Operation_Eagle_Claw-1980.JPEG

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff252/DropkickYankees/BonesInvader.jpg
08/08/2012 @ 16:15 [ref: 65110]
 Marine 0326
 , NE
Terry, the wing tip stripes were not on the F-14 Tomcats. Only the units that were part of Operation Eagle Claw had them. When they returned, they were quickly taken off. Here's a list of the units and the colors:

VMFA-323 had red and black stripes.
VMFA-531 had yellow and black stripes.
VA-27, VA-97 and VA-196 had orange and black stripes.
VAW-113 and VP-63 had black stripes but that doesn't really count because they already had black stripes on their wings.

Hope that helps for info.

Semper Fidelis
06/09/2012 @ 18:31 [ref: 59426]
 lloyd
 Sacramento, CA
Terry
Your co worker may have been a part of op Eagle Claw 323 and 531 were on station.Ask him if he was in 323 or not either way he may want to visit 323 Death Rattlers web site.Its not the USMC web site but the webmaster is a former Snake and is producing DVD sets as pictures , movies or other history that
is shared.
Visit yourself ask questions etc. check out some history of the best Fighter Squadron in in the Marine Corps.
VMF 214 is of hollywood fame, check out the stats of 323 on Okinawa during WWII.
02/16/2009 @ 04:42 [ref: 23737]
 lloyd
 Sacramento, CA
Terry
Your co worker may have been a part of op Eagle Claw 323 and 531 were on station.Ask him if he was in 323 or not either way he may want to visit 323 Death Rattlers web site.Its not the USMC web site but the webmaster is a former Snake and is producing DVD sets as pictures , movies or other history that
is shared.
Visit yourself ask questions etc. check out some history of the best Fighter Squadron in in the Marine Corps.
VMF 214 is of hollywood fame, check out the stats of 323 on Okinawa during WWII.
02/16/2009 @ 04:38 [ref: 23736]
 Terry M.
 Aurora, CO
I never served myself(due to flat feet/"slight curvature of the spine"in exam),but I was born in the former Oak Knolls Naval Hospital(in those ward barrack,before the square ribbed building)in Oakland,CA.
My late father was in the regular Navy(as a boiler mate)on two repair ships(AR-5 Ajax,AR-7 Hector)in the early to mid 1950s,before that joined the Merchant Marines in 1946,went to WestPac,Korea areas with both.
I've been an aviation modeler/enthusiast for about 40 years,as in plastic,started with naval ships,BBs,CA/CL,and what spurned my further interest..carriers/CVG/CVWs and all those aircraft types/squadrons!!
Just had a "splurgh moment" with buying some F-4N,J/S,F3Hs,F-14A/D decals and 1/72 & 1/48 kits too!!
Had a High School classmate,who grad.early(Northglenn,CO 1975)went in Navy and was a Gunner's Mate,with Oriskany CVW-19 'NM'('75-76 F-8s,VF-191/194)then same CVW transfered to Coral Sea('76-77 F-4J/S same VFs),then a co-worker who claimed to served on CV-43 'CS'(CVW-14 'NK'F-4Ns VMFA-323/531)during 1979-81 OP Eagle Claw(Iran Hostage Rescue attempt)asked him about the black/red-orange/blk ID wing stripes for certain on VF/VAs aircraft.
Anybody know if Nimitz' F-14s(VF-41/14)had them,any photos to post?? Got Eagle Strike Prod.#48-112 "Phantoms Phorever-Part VII" decals of the above Marine units on CV-43,with VMFA-235/451 included,and another of F3H Demons VF-13/14 1963/57.FA-18s are my favorite,and I try to go to Blue Angels airshow every year(in CO this June!!).
Glad I found this site too.
02/05/2009 @ 02:54 [ref: 23636]
 Beverly M
 , AL
Thanks to the two guys from CA. I found the patches at
planecrazyent.com. They were very helpful, have a ton of patches and my husband is really happy about them.
07/31/2008 @ 11:20 [ref: 22313]
 Craig Clary
 Hemet, CA
Dear Mr. Welling
I could agree with you more about VMFA 323 Death Rattlers, my cousin served as CO of that same squadron in the mid and late 1990s, his name is Ray Priest (call sign CLASH) he was an F-18 Pilot and loved what he did, anyways if your looking for Phantom patches, you can find them at a web site called Planecrazyenterprise.com they have everything you would want in the way of Phantom patches, I know this because I have seen them on this site ans this web site is truly incredible, enjoy.
I hope you have a great Memorial Holiday and thank you so much for your service to our Country.
05/22/2008 @ 18:27 [ref: 20988]
 lloyd welling
 sacramento, CA
To the lady looking for a phantom fixer patch
Semperfimac.net has a 15 inch one for 16.00 dollars.
I am also looking for a smaller patch of the same design if anyone can help it would be appreciated.
I served with VMFA 323 "Deathrattlers" from 74-77,best squadron in the Marine Corps with no shadow of doulbt!
Could tell lots of stories of TDY and being stationed at one of the best duty stations in the world.The F4 was a power plant nightmare at times,we had a fuel bladder problem in 75 and we worked our asses off to get birds back in the air for flight opps.
September of last year I was fortunate to attend 323 Change of
Command Ceremony at MCAS Miramar along with another Snake of the F8 era.Humbling thing with all of their bragging rites and their recent missions more interest was in the history of our time spent in this great squadron.Outstanding Marines!
Semper Fi!

04/05/2008 @ 10:06 [ref: 20344]
 Beverly m
 , AL
I am looking for a phanton fixer patch for my husband. Does amybody know where I can find one?
01/03/2008 @ 08:49 [ref: 19131]
 Bill Taylor
 Douglasville, GA
I loaded bombs on the F4's on the USS Enterprise CVA(N)-65
1965-1966 . That plane made a noise I'll never forget.
The Captain of the Enterprise, James Holloway III has a place of honor in this museum

06/16/2007 @ 12:20 [ref: 16848]

 
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