Specifications (F-4E)

F-4B Phantom II

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 63 ft 0 in (19.2 m)
  • Wingspan: 38 ft 4.5 in (11.7 m)
  • Height: 16 ft 6 in (5.0 m)
  • Wing area: 530.0 ft (49.2 m)
  • Airfoil: NACA 0006.4-64 root, NACA 0003-64 tip
  • Empty weight: 30,328 lb (13,757 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 41,500 lb (18,825 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 61,795 lb (28,030 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 General Electric J79-GE-17A axial compressor turbojets, 17,845 lbf (79.4 kN) each
  • Zero-lift drag coefficient: 0.0224
  • Drag area: 11.87 ft (1.10 m)
  • Aspect ratio: 2.77
  • Fuel capacity: 1,994 US gal (7,549 L) internal, 3,335 US gal (12,627 L) with three external tanks (370 US gal (1,420 L) tanks on the outer wing hardpoints and either a 600 or 610 US gal (2,310 or 2,345 L) tank for the centerline station).
  • Maximum landing weight: 36,831 lb (16,706 kg)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: Mach 2.23 (1,472 mph, 2,370 km/h) at 40,000 ft (12,190 m)
  • Cruise speed: 506 kn (585 mph, 940 km/h)
  • Combat radius: 367 nmi (422 mi, 680 km)
  • Ferry range: 1,403 nmi (1,615 mi, 2,600 km) with 3 external fuel tanks
  • Service ceiling: 60,000 ft (18,300 m)
  • Rate of climb: 41,300 ft/min (210 m/s)
  • Wing loading: 78 lb/ft (383 kg/m)
  • lift-to-drag: 8.58
  • Thrust/weight: 0.86 at loaded weight, 0.58 at MTOW
  • Takeoff roll: 4,490 ft (1,370 m) at 53,814 lb (24,410 kg)
  • Landing roll: 3,680 ft (1,120 m) at 36,831 lb (16,706 kg)

Armament

  • Up to 18,650 lb (8,480 kg) of weapons on nine external hardpoints, including general purpose bombs, cluster bombs, TV- and laser-guided bombs, rocket pods (UK Phantoms 4 Matra rocket pods with 18 SNEB 68 mm rockets each), air-to-ground missiles, anti-runway weapons, anti-ship missiles, targeting pods, reconnaissance pods, and nuclear weapons. Baggage pods and external fuel tanks may also be carried.
  • 4 AIM-7 Sparrow in fuselage recesses plus 4 AIM-9 Sidewinders on wing pylons; upgraded Hellenic F-4E and German F-4F ICE carry AIM-120 AMRAAM, Japanese F-4EJ Kai carry AAM-3, Hellenic F-4E will carry IRIS-T in future. Iranian F-4s could potentially carry Russian and Chinese missiles. UK Phantoms carry Skyflash missiles
  • 1 M61 Vulcan 20 mm (.79 in) gatling cannon, 640 rounds
  • 4 AIM-9 Sidewinder, Python-3 (F-4 Kurnass 2000), IRIS-T (F-4E AUP Hellenic Air Force)
  • 4 AIM-7 Sparrow, AAM-3(F-4EJ Kai)
  • 4 AIM-120 AMRAAM for F-4F ICE, F-4E AUP (Hellenic Air Force)
  • 6 AGM-65 Maverick
  • 4 AGM-62 Walleye
  • 4 AGM-45 Shrike, AGM-88 HARM, AGM-78 Standard ARM
  • 4 GBU-15
  • 18 Mk.82, GBU-12
  • 5 Mk.84, GBU-10, GBU-14
  • 18 CBU-87, CBU-89, CBU-58
  • SUU-23/A 20 mm (.79 in) Gunpod