|The F-4D was an improved “C” variant with most improvements being internal electronics and
avionics. The F-4D entered operational service in April 1966 and joined the combat forces in
Southeast Asia in May 1967. With the arrival of the “D” most of the “C” variant
was reassigned to ground attack with the “D”s taking on the air-to-air interceptor role. In 1968 –
1969 a total of 825 “D” models were produced 793 for the USAF and 32 for the Iranian Air Force.
McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom II 64-0776 was delivered to the 33rd TFW on July 30, 1965.
On March 4, 1966 the aircraft transferred to the 389th TFS/366th TFW in South Vietnam where it
was used to down 3 MiG-21’s before transferring to the 347th TFW and onto the 18th TFW/67th
TFS, eventually going to ANG’s. The first was the Illinois ANG 170th TFS/183 TFG and then in
1980 the 123rd FIS/142nd FIG Oregon ANG where in 1989 it was retired and later put on display
at the Seattle Museum of Flight.
Specification of the F-4C
Role – Fighter
Engines - (2) General Electric J79-GE-15 turbojets, 10,900 lb.s.t dry, 17,000 lb.s.t. with
Maximum Speed – 1,433 mph @ 48,000 ft, 826 mph at sea level
Initial Climb Rate - 40,550 fpm
Service Ceiling - 56,100 ft
Combat Ceiling - 55,600 ft
Combat Range - 538 miles
Maximum Range – 1,926 miles with maximum external fuel
Empty - 28,496 lbs
Gross - 51,441 lbs
Combat Weight - 38,352 lbs
Maximum Take-Off Weight - 58,000 lbs
Wingspan 38 ft 5 ins
Wing Area - 530 sq ft
Length - 58 ft 3 3/4 ins
Height - 16 ft 3 ins
Maximum Internal - 1,986 US gallons (1,343 gallons in fuselage, 630 gallons in wings)
Maximum External - 600 US gallons in centerline tank underneath the fuselage and 740 US
gallons in (2) under-wing tanks / total fuel to 3,313 US gallons
(4) AIM-7D or -7E Sparrow semi active radar homing missiles in under-fuselage recesses
Inner pylons could each accommodate (2) AIM-9B/D Sidewinder infrared homing missiles
Ground Attack Mode – able to carry up to 16,000 pounds of ordnance on centerline pylon
underneath the fuselage
(4) under-wing hard-points
|Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom II 64-0776,
142nd FIG, Oregon ANG, June 1989
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.
Canopy can be displayed open or closed.
Pilot figures included.
Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic.
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