McDonnell Douglas F-4G WILD WEASEL V

The term “Wild Weasel” applies to aircraft that have the “Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD)” as their main mission. Both AA artillery and SAM missile batteries, along with radar and C3i installations are their most precious goals. In 1965, during Vietnam War, several models were developed such as the F-100F and A-4 (Wild Weasel I), F-105F (Wild Weasel II), F-105G (Wild Weasel III), F-4C ( Wild Weasel IV) and the A-6B Intruder. However, it was in 1975, after the Vietnam War, when the F-4G Wild Weasel V appeared. This model was an F-4E Phantom II that carried an AN/APQ-120 radar, an AN/APR-38 (t) or 47 Radar Homing and Warning Receivers instead of the gun. In addition, a variety of ECM pods such as ALQ-87/101/119/130 and 131 or the ALQ-140 IR jammer managed to raise this aircraft as the maximum exponent of all the “Wild Weasels”. The armament for the F-4G was composed mainly by anti-radiation missiles, such as the AGM-45 Shrike, AGM-78 Standard, and AGM-88 HARM, though they could also carry different types of bombs. A total of 134 Wild Weasel V were built and were in service from 1978 to April 1996 when the last “Wild Weasels” were removed.

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Country of origin

United States


McDonnell Douglas


Fighter bomber aircraft

Entered service




Combat weight

28,300 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

964 km


1 ventral and 4 underwing hardpoints for 7,258 kg of ordnance


Unguided type: Mk.82 – Mk.84

Air-to-air missiles

Type: AIM.9 Sidewinder – AIM.7 Sparrow

Air-to-surface missiles

Type: AGM.45 Shrike – AGM.78 Standard – AGM.88 HARM – AGM.65 Maverick