The McDonnell Douglas F-4 was the main multipurpose aircraft for the US Military for 20 years.
The F-4E variant was an improved version of the C/D with an elongated nose and compact radar.
These two things made it possible to install a 20mm M61A1 6 barrel 640 round Vulcan gun pod in
the nose. The F-4E was the most produced variant with 1387 aircraft being made over its 12 year
production period. The “E” also equipped more air forces than any other variant of the Phantom II.


On June 29, 2013 a ceremony was held at Wittmund AB, Germany to say farewell to the last F-4
Phantom II in the Luftwaffe. The aircraft had a special paint scheme called “First In – Last Out”
along with “Phantom Pharewell” emblazoned along the fuselage sides. F-4F 37+01 serial 72-
1111 took its maiden flight on May 18, 1973 and thereby becoming Germany’s first and last F-4.
This celebration marked 40 years of Phantom II service with the Luftwaffe that operated 175 of
these aircraft and in which more than 1,000 pilots had flown.

Specifications McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II
F-4F is a simplified version of the F-4E exported to Germany

Engines - 2 X General Electric J79-GE-17 turbojets
Thrust – 11,870 lb. st dry, 17,900 lb. st with afterburners

Fuel
Maximum internal fuel - fuselage tanks 1,364 US gallons (up to block 40) and 1,225 US
gallons (from block 41 on).
Additional - 630 gallons of fuel in internal wing tanks.
External fuel load - 600 US gallons centerline tank
Additional - 370 US gallons tanks under each wing attached to the outer pylon
Total fuel load - 3334 US gallons (up to block 40) or 3195 US gallons (from block 41 on)

Performance
Maximum speed – 1,430 mph at 36,000 ft (Mach 2.21) / 914 mph at sea level (Mach 1.19)
Cruising speed – 585 mph
Landing speed – 158 mph
Initial climb rate – 61,400 fpm
Service ceiling – 62,250 ft
Combat ceiling – 59,600 ft
Combat range - 595 miles
Maximum range - 1885 miles with maximum external fuel


Weights
Empty - 29,535 lbs
Gross - 40,562 lbs
Combat - 38,019 lbs
Take off - 61,651 lbs

Dimensions
Wingspan - 38 ft 5 in
Wing area - 530 sq ft
Length - 63 ft 0 in
Height - 16 ft 6 in


Armament
1 X 20-mm M61A1 cannon with 639 rounds in an under-nose gondola
4 X AIM-7 Sparrow semi-active radar homing air-to-air missiles in semi-recessed slots in
the fuselage belly
2 to 4 X AIM-9 Sidewinder infra-red homing air-to-air missiles carried under the wings on
the inboard pylons
Total offensive load of up to 16,000 pounds could be carried on the centerline and four
under-wing hard-points.
1/72 scale.

Professionally painted.

Great attention to detail.

All markings are Tampoed (pad applied).

Option to display the model on a stand that is provided.

Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions.

Loads of optional armament provided.

Canopy can be displayed open or closed.

Pilot figures included.

Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic.

Highly collectable.
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HA1943
McDonnell Douglas F-4F Phantom II
37+01 "First In - Last Out",
Seriennummer 72-1111
"Phantom Pharewell" Wittmund
29th June 2013
HOBBY MASTER COLLECTOR