McDonnell Douglas F-4E/F PHANTOM II

The F-4E Phantom II was the most numerous variant of the entire series, with 1,387 delivered aircrafts. This variant had a six barrel Vulcan M-61A1 gun installed under the nose, which had to be lengthened. The previous versions did not have any fixed gun, and this had been shown as a disadvantage in certain missions during the Vietnam War. They also carried a new solid state APQ-120 radar, a new rear fuel tank, an improved weapon control system, the F-4J‘s slotted stabiliator and more powerful J79-GE-17 engines. This variant was exported to many countries such as West Germany, Egypt, Greece, Iran, Israel, Japan (which built them under license), South Korea and Turkey. Although most countries have already withdrawn them, Japan, Turkey, Iran and South Korea keep them in service with improved and modified avionics, electronics and weapons systems.

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Country of origin

United States


McDonnell Douglas


Fighter bomber aircraft

Entered service




Combat weight

28,030 kg

Dimensions (length x wingspan x height)

19.20 x 11.70 x 4.96 meters

Wing area

49.20 m2

Power plant

2 x General Electric J79.GE.17A turbojets, 52.8 kN dry or 79.6 kN with afterburner (each)

Power, (total)

105.6 kN (56,390 hp) dry – 159.2 kN (85,012 hp) afterburner


Max. Mach 1.88 (2,306 km/h) – Cruise 940 km/h

Climb rate

15,180 meters per minute

Ceiling, (maximum)

18,975 meters


Max. ferry range: 3,184 km

Combat radius

1,056 km


1 x 20mm six barreled M.61A1 internal gun and 1 ventral plus 4 underwing hardpoints for 7,258 kg of ordnance


640 x 20mm rounds


Nuclear type: B.28 – B.43 – B.57 – B.61
Unguided type: Mk.82 – Mk.84 – Laser guided type: GBU-8 – GBU-10 – GBU-12 – GBU-14 – GBU-15 – Cluster type: BL-755 – CBU-58 – CBU-87 – CBU-89

Air-to-air missiles

Type: AIM.9 Sidewinder – AIM.7 Sparrow – Python 3 – Skyflash – AAM.3 – AIM.120 AMRAAM

Air-to-surface missiles

Type: AGM.62 Walleye -AGM.65 Maverick – AGM.45 Shrike – AGM.78 Standard ARM – AGM.88 HARM – AGM.142 Popeye/Have Nap

Anti-ship missiles

Type: Gabriel – ASM.1 – ASM.2


F.4E: 1,387 – F.4F: 175 – F.4EJ: 138