F-4 Phantom - McDonnell F-4 «Phantom». A photo. Characteristics.
F-4 Phantom - McDonnell F-4 «Phantom». A photo. Characteristics.

F-4 Phantom - McDonnell F-4 "Phantom"

The main fighter of NATO countries from 1960's. was the F-4 Phantom. This aircraft was in service with the air forces of many countries, including in Germany, where, after the creation of its armed forces, the first combat aircraft was the “Phantom”. He was widely used in combat (Vietnam, Middle East) as an all-weather fighter and fighter-bomber. The first flight took place 27 May 1958.

Fighter US Air Force has been adopted in 1973, the aircraft was manufactured in several versions: tactical fighter, reconnaissance, combat training. In addition to the fighter and reconnaissance functions he could strike at land and sea surface targets.

Powerplant: two turbojets J85-G-21 15,8 thrust of kN, with afterburner running - on 22 kN.

F-4 Phantom - McDonnell F-4 «Phantom».

F-4 Phantom Photo

The performance characteristics of the fighter F- 4 Phantom:

  • Swing, m 8,13
  • Length, m 14,68
  • Height, m ​​4,06
  • Wing area, m2 17,29
  • Empty weight, kg 4390
  • Useful weight, kg 3175
  • Launch weight, kg 11 190
  • Flight speed, km / h: at the height of 11 000 and 1740
  • Flight speed, km / h: at ground 1200
  • Flight range, km 3200
  • Ceiling, m 15 800
  • Crew, people 1

Armament fighters F- 4 Phantom:

  • Small arms 2 gun caliber 20 mm
  • 2 guided missiles (Sidewinder, Maverick)
  • 76 unguided 70 caliber mm
  • Bomb load kg 3200

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