Are any F-4 Phantoms still flying?

Are any F-4 Phantoms still flying?

As of 2021, 63 years after its first flight, the F-4 remains in active service with the air forces of Iran, South Korea, Greece and Turkey. The aircraft has most recently been in service against the Islamic State group in the Middle East….McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II.

F-4 Phantom II
Status In limited service

What is the top speed of an F-4 Phantom?

2,370 km/h
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II/Top speed

How high can an f4 fly?

16 feet 6 inches
Technical Specifications

First flight May 27, 1958 (prototype YF4H-1)
Length 58 feet 3 inches
Height 16 feet 6 inches
Ceiling 56,100 feet
Range 1,750 miles

What engine was in the F-4 Phantom?

General Electric J79
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II/Engine types

What is the fastest fighter jet in the world?

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird is the fastest jet aircraft in the world, reaching speeds of Mach 3.3–that’s more than 3,500 kph (2,100 mph) and almost four times as fast as the average cruising speed of a commercial airliner. Key elements of the SR-71’s design made this possible.

How good is f4 Phantom?

The F-4 established 16 speed, altitude and time-to-climb records. In 1959, its prototype set the world altitude record at 98,556 feet (30,000 meters). According John Chesire, F-4 US Navy combat pilot during the Vietnam War, the mighty Phantom was nearly a perfect machine.

What’s the fastest US fighter jet?

The NASA/USAF X-15 is the fastest fighter jet ever produced. It reached record top speed of Mach 6.72 or 4,520 mph, which is more than five times the speed of sound.

Can a fighter jet outrun a Sam?

Fighter jets cannot survive getting hit by a missile. However, a fighter pilot stands a good chance of avoiding the missile altogether with the help of evasive maneuvers, anti-missile flares, and other internal aircraft defense system.

Was there an F-4 Phantom 1?

The Phantom was the first purely jet-powered aircraft to land on an American aircraft carrier and the first jet deployed by the United States Marine Corps….McDonnell FH Phantom.

FH Phantom
First flight 26 January 1945
Introduction August 1947
Retired 1949 USN, USMC July 1954 USNR
Primary users United States Navy United States Marine Corps

Which is faster F-22 or f35?

It has a top speed of 1.60 Mach, and less maneuverability than the F-22 in dogfight scenarios. The F-22 can ramp it up all the way to 2.25 Mach. It climbs at a rate of 62,000 feet per minute whereas the F-35 climbs at 45,000 feet per minute.”

Was the f4 Phantom a failure?

, was there anything bad about the iconic F-4 Phantom? According John Chesire, F-4 US Navy combat pilot during the Vietnam War, the mighty Phantom was nearly a perfect machine. ‘Nothing was “bad” about the F-4 Phantom!

What kind of cockpit does a F 4J have?

F-4J rear cockpit layout. This is the typical F-4J rear cockpit layout as for Block 22 (Source: F-4 Aircraft TDDR-50 Series Troubleshooting Manuals, Section 0, 1966). F-4J front cockpit layout. This is the typical F-4J cockpit layout as for the F-4J aircraft made in Block 33 (Source: Navair 01-245FDD-1 Navy model F-4J Flight Manual, 1973).

When did the Navy stop using the F 4J?

After a production run of 522, deliveries of the F-4J ended in 1972. The F-4J served the US Navy Blue Angels from 1969 through to 1973; this period was the only time that both the Navy and Air Force demonstration teams would fly similar aircraft. Beginning in 1977, the F-4J was extensively modernized and designated an F-4S.

Where was the last F 4J Phantom built?

These F-4J (UK) Phantoms were given the RAF numbers ZE350 to ZE364 (Navy BuNo 155894) and served with 74 (F) Squadron at Wattisham in Suffolk, UK. The F-4S Phantom was the last modification produced for the Phantom.

Is there a McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II?

McDonnell Douglas F-4J (and F-4S) Phantom II rear (RIO) instrument panel (image courtesy of Carlos). The following description of the history of F-4J Phantom II with BuNo 155759 was made possible by Sid Nanson, who kindly provided historic records of this aircraft (Thanks again Sid!).

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