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McDonnell-Douglas RF-4C 'Phantom II'

Description
Notes: F-4C modified for photographic and electronic reconnaissance missions.
  Manufacturer:McDonnell-Douglas
  Base model:F-4
  Designation:RF-4
  Version:C
  Nickname:Phantom II
  Equivalent to: F-110A
  Designation System:U.S. Tri-Service
  Designation Period:1962-Present
  Basic role:Fighter
  Modified Mission:Reconnaissance
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Specifications
  Length: 62' 10' 18.9 m
  Height:16' 6" 5.0 m
  Wingspan: 38' 5" 11.7 m
  Wingarea: 530.0 sq ft 49.2 sq m
  Empty Weight: 28,276 lb 12,823 kg
  Gross Weight: 50,341 lb 22,830 kg
  Max Weight: 58,000 lb 26,303 kg

Propulsion
  No. of Engines: 2
  Powerplant: General Electric J79-GE-15 (A/B 17,000Lb/7,711Kg)
  Thrust (each):10,900 lb 4,944 kg

Performance
  Range: 1,375 miles 2,214 km
  Cruise Speed: 587 mph 945 km/h 510 kt
  Max Speed: 1,459 mph 2,349 km/h 1,269 kt
  Climb: 48,300 ft/min14,721 m/min
  Ceiling: 59,400 ft 18,104 m

Known serial numbers
63-7740 / 63-7742, 63-7743 / 63-7749, 63-7750 / 63-7763, 64-0997 / 64-1017, 64-1018 / 64-1037, 64-1038 / 64-1061 , 64-1062 / 64-1077 , 64-1078 / 64-1085 , 64-1086 / 64-1125 , 65-0818 / 65-0838 , 65-0839 / 65-0864 , 65-0865 / 65-0901 , 65-0902 / 65-0932 , 65-0933 / 65-0945 , 65-0946 / 65-0961 , 66-0383 / 66-0386 , 66-0387 , 66-0388 , 66-0389 / 66-0406 , 66-0407 / 66-0428 , 66-0429 / 66-0450 , 66-0451 / 66-0472 , 66-0473 / 66-0478 , 67-0428 / 67-0442 , 67-0443 / 67-0453 , 67-0454 / 67-0461 , 67-0462 / 67-0469 , 67-0462 / 67-0469 , 68-0548 / 68-0561 , 68-0562 / 68-0576 , 68-0577 / 68-0593 , 68-0594 / 68-0611 , 68-0612 / 68-0633 , 69-0349 / 69-0357 , 69-0358 / 69-0366 , 69-0367 / 69-0375 , 69-0376 / 69-0384 , 69-0385 / 69-0399 , 70-0653 / 70-0688 , 71-0248 / 71-0252 , 71-0253 / 71-0259 , 72-0145 / 72-0150 , 72-0151 / 72-0153 , 72-0154 / 72-0156

Examples of this type may be found at
MuseumCityState
Air Force Flight Test Center MuseumEdwards AFBCalifornia
Air Power Park and MuseumHamptonVirginia
Alabama ANG - 117th ARW, BirminghamBirminghamAlabama
Goodfellow AFBGoodfellow AFBTexas
Hill Aerospace MuseumHill AFBUtah
Kentucky ANG - 123rd AW, LouisvilleLouisvilleKentucky
March Field Air MuseumRiversideCalifornia
Minnesota Air Guard MuseumMinneapolisMinnesota
Nebraska ANG - 155th ARG, LincolnLincolnNebraska
Ohio ANG - 121st ARW, Rickenbacker ANGBColumbusOhio
Shaw AFBShaw AFBSouth Carolina
USAF Armament MuseumEglin AFBFlorida
United States Air Force MuseumWright-PattersonOhio
Yankee Air MuseumBellevilleMichigan

RF-4C on display

Air Force Flight Test Center Museum

Air Power Park and Museum

Alabama ANG - 117th ARW, Birmingham

Hill Aerospace Museum

March Field Museum

Minnesota Air Guard Museum

Shaw AFB

United States Air Force Museum

USAF Armament Museum

Yankee Air Museum
   


 

Recent comments by our visitors
 Art Krenzel
 Battle Ground,, WA
I am trying to get back to Doug Kozlik and his questions about flying the RF-4C at Alconbury.
Please contact me at phoenix98604@msn.com
Art
05/15/2016 @ 20:49 [ref: 69637]
 Michael Piotrowski
 , CA
I'm looking for anyone who remembers the saga of RF4C tail number 67(66?)-0748, my bird lost on a mission over N. Korea in support of the Pueblo operation, known as Combat Fox to the 18th TFW out of Okinawa.

She was flown by Capts Lee and Hannikin when lost and was missing for ~2 months.

We didn't find the wreckage until the snow cleared in spring, which was after we got her disconcerting replacement: the kind folks at OAMA replaced her with the next year's model, also tail #748, and painted her in our colors, tail code and squadron insignia, but failed to inform us thinking it a nice surprise.

However when the ferry crew brought her in, it was after the last of our birds landed for the day, just showing up as we recovered the last.

Needless to say the sudden appearance of 748 after being missing for weeks sent a chill up all our spines. It was weeks before we could get any crews to fly it, aircrew being a rather superstitious lot.

If anyone recalls anything, I'd appreciate hearing your memories, as I'm thinking of writing an article about it.
12/16/2015 @ 11:29 [ref: 69368]
 dmorton
 , MT
I was stationed at KADENA AB. JAPAN 1979 TO 1981 with 418 AGS.I was C.C. on ACFT 650940 and ASST.CC. on no. 650585. MISS MY GIRLS.IM A1C MORTON. LONG LIVE 650940.
08/10/2015 @ 23:43 [ref: 69205]
 dmorton
 , MT
I was stationed at KADENA AB. JAPAN 1979 TO 1981 with 418 AGS.I was C.C. on ACFT 650940 and ASST.CC. on no. 650585. MISS MY GIRLS.IM A1C MORTON. LONG LIVE 650940.
08/10/2015 @ 23:43 [ref: 69204]
 Bill Garvin
 Friendswood, TX
I was a WSO flying the RF4C at Tan Son Nhut, RVN with the 16th TRS 11/68 - 11/69. Loved the mission and the aircraft, had good leadership, comrades and support personnel.
05/26/2015 @ 08:37 [ref: 69104]
 Doug Kozlik (USAF 32TRS)
 Colonial Heights, VA
Capt Art Krenzel

I was one of the life support technicians assigned to the 32TRS during the time frame you were stationed there. You were the pilot and Capt Carr ( who tragically was killed in an aircraft accident along with Capt Humphries) was your PSO.
I saw your name on the aviation enthusiast corner website and wanted to touch base with you. If you would like to touch base with me, I would be delighted to hear from you and how your Air Force career went.

Sincerely,

Sgt(at the time) Doug Kozlik
04/11/2015 @ 08:56 [ref: 69034]
 Doug Kozlik (USAF 32TRS)
 Colonial Heights, VA
Capt Art Krenzel

I was one of the life support technicians assigned to the 32TRS during the time frame you were stationed there. You were the pilot and Capt Carr ( who tragically was killed in an aircraft accident along with Capt Humphries) was your PSO.
I saw your name on the aviation enthusiast corner website and wanted to touch base with you. If you would like to touch base with me, I would be delighted to hear from you and how your Air Force career went.

Sincerely,

Sgt(at the time) Doug Kozlik
04/11/2015 @ 08:55 [ref: 69032]
 Art Krenzel
 , WA
I was a pilot flying the RF-4C in the 32 TRS at Alconbury during 1970-73 and might have more information about the RF-4C crash into the North Sea if you are interested in emailing me.
Art
03/16/2014 @ 11:40 [ref: 68421]
 Cater B
 , TX
To Rodney in FL.Where were you c/c on 66-0477.I would like to know more history on this bird. A friend off mine was killed in this aircraft on an incentive ride out of Bergstrom in 86.
12/06/2013 @ 10:23 [ref: 68214]
 Cheryl W.
 Ft. Washington, MD
I was an Inertial Nav. Specialist at Shaw, 1977-1979..remember many dsys and nights tearing out and repairing black boxes... good times...
11/27/2013 @ 15:28 [ref: 68192]

 

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