Type: Fighter Bomber
Weight: 58,000 lbs loaded
Armament: M61 "Vulcan" Cannon in External Pod Up to 16,000 lbs of externally carried nuclear or conventional bombs, rockets or missiles like the "Sidewinder" and "Sparrow" Air to Air Missiles
Engine: Two General Electric J-79-GE Turbofans, 17,900lb thrust each with afterburner
Max Speed: 1,400 mph
Range: 1,750 miles
Service Ceiling: 59,600 ft
Number Built: 583
Originally designed as a carrier-based fighter for the U.S. Navy, the "Phantom" proved versatile and rugged during the Vietnam Conflict with the ability to carry twice the bomb load of the Second World War B-17.
The Louisiana Air National Guard flew the F4 from 1979-1985 as part of the US Air Defense Alert system.
This aircraft (SN: 63-7556) is on loan from the United States Air Force Museum. Object ID# 666281