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F-4E "PHANTOM II"|
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McDonnell Douglas F-4E "Phantom II"
Engines: Two General Electric J79-GE-17 turbojets; 17,900 lbs thrust each in afterburner
Wingspan: 38 ft 5 in
Length: 63 ft 0 in
Height: 16 ft 6 in
Weight: max: 61,651 lbs; empty: 29,535 lbs
Speed: cruise: 585 mph; max: 1,433 mph
Range: ferry: 1,885 miles; combat: 595 miles
Service Ceiling: 62,250 ft
Armament: One 20-mm M61A1 cannon with 639 rounds, plus four AIM-7 Sparrow air-to-air missiles and two to four AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missiles; ordnance load up to 16,000 pounds on centerline and four hardpoints
This F-4E-37-MC, S/N 68-0304, "City of Salt Lake/City of Layton," was manufactured by McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Corporation in St Louis, Missouri, and accepted by the USAF on December 27, 1968.
In January 1969 it was assigned to the 479th Tactical Fighter Wing, Tactical Air Command, at George AFB, California. In May 1970 it was transferred to the Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards AFB, California. While stationed there it was deployed to Eglin AFB, Florida, and Spangdahlem AB, Germany.
Finally, in December 1978 the plane was moved to the Ogden Air Logistics Center at Hill AFB, Utah, for flight test support. Following its long career it was 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.