F-4 PHANTOM

F-4 PHANTOM

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The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II[N 1] is a tandem two-seat, twin-engined, all-weather, long-range supersonic jet interceptor fighter/fighter-bomber originally developed for the United States Navy by McDonnell Aircraft.[1] It first entered service in 1960 with the U.S. Navy. Proving highly adaptable, it was also adopted by the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Air Force, and by the mid-1960s had became a major part of their respective air wings.[2] The Phantom is a large fighter with a top speed of over Mach 2. It can carry over 18,000 pounds (8,400 kg) of weapons on nine external hardpoints, including air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles, and various bombs. The F-4, like other interceptors of its time, was designed without an internal cannon, but later models incorporated a M61 Vulcan rotary cannon. Beginning in 1959, it set 15 world records,[3] including an absolute speed record, and an absolute altitude #AIR #AIR_FORCE #AVIATION #AVIATION_MUSEUM #DOUGLAS #F4 #F4_PHANTOM_II #FORCE #II #McDONNELL #McDONNELL_DOUGLAS #MUSEUM #PHANTOM #STATES #UNITED #UNITED_STATES #UNITED_STATES_AIR_FORCE #USAF #USAFAM
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