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.


The 57th Fighter Interceptor Squadron “The Black Knights of Keflavik” were based at NAS
Keflavik, Iceland from 1954 until March 1, 1995 when the 57th was inactivated. In 1973 the 57th
FIS received the first of their F-4C’s with F-4E’s going to Vietnam. In March 1978 the 57th FIS
began trading the F-4C variant for 12 newer F-4E’s. In 1984 it was announced that the 57th FIS
would receive the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle. 66-0300 was sold to Turkey with a look alike
in a Keflavik hangar.

Specifications McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II

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.


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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McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II
66-0300, 57th FIS, Iceland, 1970s
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