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RF-4C-32-MC "PHANTOM II"|
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McDonnell Douglas RF-4C-32-MC Phantom II
Engines: Two General Electric J79-GE-15 turbojets; 17,000 lbs thrust each w/afterburner
Wingspan: 38 ft 5 in
Length: 62 ft 11 in
Height: 16 ft 6 in
Weight: 28,276 lbs empty; 58,000 lbs max take-off
Speed: max: 1,459 mph; cruise: 587 mph
Range: 1,750 miles ferry; 840 miles combat
Ceiling: 59,400 ft
Armament: Typically none; later versions carried AIM-9 Sidewinders
This RF-4C-32-MC, S/N 66-0469, was delivered to the Air Force on October 30, 1967. The following month it was assigned to Bergstrom AFB, Texas, where it served with the 75th Training Wing until December 1970, when it moved to Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.
The aircraft was reassigned to the Tactical Air Command in October 1971 and moved to Eglin AFB, Florida. It returned to Bergstorm in December 1972. In February 1974 it was assigned to the 67th Training Wing, still at Bergstrom.
In October 1975 the aircraft was moved to Shaw AFB, South Carolina. It returned to Bergstrom in August 1982. In June 1983 it was assigned to the 4467th Training Wing, still at the same base. During all of this time the aircraft made numerous trips to the Ogden Air Logistics Center at Hill AFB for maintenance and upgrades.
The aircraft was permanently relocated to Hill AFB in December 1991. On January 31, 1994 it was declared surplus to the needs of the Air Force and that October it was transferred to the USAF Museum System and moved to Hill Aerospace Museum.