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F-4D "PHANTOM II"|
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McDonnell Douglas F-4D "Phantom II"
Engines: Two General Electric J79-GE-15 turbojets; 17,000 lbs thrust each in afterburner
Wingspan: 38 ft 4 7/8 in
Length: 62 ft 10 in
Height: 16 ft 6 in
Weight: max: 58,000 lbs; empty: 28,276 lbs
Speed: cruise: 587 mph; max: 1,459 mph
Range: ferry: 1,375 miles; combat: 538 miles
Service Ceiling: 59,400 ft
Armament: 4 AIM-7 Sparrow AAMs, 4 AIM-9 Sidewinders, up to 16,000 lbs ordnance
Cost: $2,200,000 (approximate)
This F-4D-32-MC, S/N 66-8711, "City of Kaysville," was manufactured by McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Corporation in St Louis, Missouri, and accepted by the USAF on September 18, 1967. It was first assigned to the 33rd Tactical Fighter Wing, Tactical Air Command, at Eglin AFB, Florida, but in October 1967 it was transferred to the 432nd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, Pacific Air Forces, at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand. While there it had deployments to Clark AB in the Philippines.
In August 1974 the aircraft went to the 48th Tactical Fighter Wing, US Air Forces Europe, at RAF Lakenheath, in England. In January 1975 it was transferred to the 52nd Tactical Fighter Wing (USAFE) at Spangdahlem AB, Germany. While there it was deployed to Zweibrucken AB.
In November 1981 this aircraft went to the 401st Tactical Fighter Wing (USAFE) at Getafe AB, Spain. The following January it moved to the 457th Tactical Fighter Squadron of the US Air Force Reserve at Carswell AFB in Fort Worth, Texas. Finally, in August 1988 it made its final move to the Ogden Air Logistics Center at Hill AFB, Utah. There it spent the rest of its flying career in flight test support operations.
It was ultimately retired to the Aircraft Battle Damage Repair training area of the 649th Combat Logisitics Support Squadron at Hill, where it was used to train personnel in field repair of aircraft. It was moved to Hill Aerospace Museum in December 2004. The aircraft will undergo complete restoration in the coming months for future exhibit as part of a four-ship formation on pedestals in our Memorial Park.