Specifications for the
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
Focus Model: McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: McDonnell Douglas - USA / Mitsubishi - Japan
Initial Year of Service: 1960
Length: 62.99 ft (19.2 m)
Width: 38.62 ft (11.77 m)
Height: 16.47ft (5.02 m)
Weight (Empty): 30,329 lb (13,757 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 61,796 lb (28,030 kg)
Powerplant: 2 x General Electric J79-GE-17A turbojet engines with afterburning developing 17,900lbs for thrust each.
Maximum Speed: 1,473 mph (2,370 kmh; 1,280 kts)
Maximum Range: 1,979 miles (3,185 km)
Service Ceiling: 60,039 ft (18,300 m; 11.4 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 41,300 feet-per-minute (12,588 m/min)
1 x 20mm M61 Vulcan Rotary Cannon (F-4E)
External munitions include a combination of the following:
4 x Skyflash medium-range air-to-air missiles (UK)
4 x AIM-7 Sparrow medium-range air-to-air missiles
4 x AIM-9 Sidewinder short-range air-to-air missiles
4 x Python 3 air-to-air missile (Israel)
8 x AIM-120 AMRAAM medium-range air-to-air missiles
8 x AGM-65 Maverick air-to-surface missiles
4 x AGM-62 Walleye TV-guided Glide Bomb
4 x AGM-45 Shrike anti-radiation missiles
4 x AGM-88 HARM anti-radiation missiles
4 x AGM-78 Standard ARM missiles
AGM-142 (Popeye 1)
4 x AAM-3 infrared air-to-air missiles (Japan)
IRIS-T - Infrared / Thrust Vectoring air-to-air missiles (Greece)
4 x 18 Matra Rocket Pods (UK)
SUU-23/A 23mm Gun Pods
18 x Mk 82 General Purpose Bomb
18 x GBU-12 Paveway II laser-guided bombs
5 x Mk 84 Dumb Bomb
5 x GBU-10 Paveway II laser-guided bombs
5 x GBU-14 laser-guided bombs
4 x GBU-15
18 x CBU-87 Cluster Bombs
18 x CBU-89 Cluster Bombs
18 x CBU-58 Cluster Bombs
SUU-23/A 23mm gunpod
3 x External Fuel Tanks (2 x 370 gal outer; 1 x 600/610 gal centerline)
XF4H-1 - Twin Prototype Examples with J79 turbojets.
F4H-1 - Initial Production Designation; later redesignated to F-4A.
F-4A - Redesignated from F4H-1; 45 Pre-Production Models with J79-GE-2/2A engines of 16,150lbs.
F-4B - Second F4H-1 portion of initial production batch numbering 649 examples; fitted with J79-GE-8 engine of 17,000lbs.
F-4C - Originally F-110A for USAF; 635 examples; attack fighters fitted with J79-GE-15 engines of 17,000lbs.
F-4D - Based on F-4C models but with USAF electronics as opposed to USN; 773 examples.
F-4E - Definitive F-4 Phantom II; USAF request; leading edge slats; improved radar; J79-GE-17 engines of 17,900lbs; 1 x 20mm internal rotary cannon; at least 1,400 examples produced.
F-4E "2020 Terminator" - Turkish F-4E systems upgraded with Israeli assistance.
F-4F - German Export Models; air superiority model; 175 examples produced.
F-4G - USN "Wild Weasel" Radar Supression Model.
F-4J - US Navy Model; redesigned wing and tail; J79-GE-10 engines of 17,900lbs; 512 examples.
F-4K - British Export Model with Rolls-Royce Spey turbofan engines; based on F-4J; Royal Navy; 52 examples.
F-4M - British Export Model with Rolls-Royce Spey turbofan engines; based on F-4K; Royal Air Force; 118 examples.
F-4EJ - Japanese Export and License-Built (Mitsubishi) Models.
F-4EJ "Kai" - Modified / Standardized F-4EJ systems.
RF-4EJ - Japanese Reconnaissance Models
F-4X - Proposed Mach 3-Capable Reconnaissance Variant with water-injection.
RF-4B - Tactical Reconnaissance for USMC; 46 examples.
RF-4C - Tactical Reconnaissance for USAF; 499 examples.
RF-4E - Tactical Reconnaissance
QF-4B - Convertet Remote-Controlled Target Drone
QF-4E - Convertet Remote-Controlled Target Drone
QF-4G - Convertet Remote-Controlled Target Drone
QF-4N - Convertet Remote-Controlled Target Drone
QF-4S - Convertet Remote-Controlled Target Drone
F-100A - Original USAF Designation; becoming F-4C model.
"Kurnass" - Israeli F-4E models
"Orev" - Israeli RF-4E models
"Kurnass 2000" - Modernized Kurnass systems with improved avionics.
C.12 - Spanish Export ex-USAF F-4C models.
CR.12 - Spanish Export ex-USAF RF-4C models.
Australia; Egypt; Germany; Greece; Iran; Israel; Japan; South Korea; Turkey; United Kingdom; United States