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#7511 2020-02-18 GMT-5 hours    
Hi all,

I have to admit, I have a hard time telling the difference between an F-4C and an F-4D Phantom. How can you tell? What are the distinguishing features?

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and thought it was a D, then I look at the info and nope, it's a C.

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#7512 2020-02-21 GMT-5 hours    
Hi Ray,
the most discernible external difference between the -C and -D is the additional bulge attached under the IR-seeker below the radome.
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#7513 2020-02-21 GMT-5 hours    
Oh yes, I see it now. Thanks Andreas! If it wasn't for that, it'd be very hard to distinguish the two.

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#7653 2021-10-20 GMT-5 hours    
There is someone still flying this military aircraft around the world?

I think the last one using in real operations shall be the Greeks?

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#7728 2022-04-29 GMT-5 hours    
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Andreas :Hi Ray,
the most discernible external difference between the -C and -D is the additional bulge attached under the IR-seeker below the radome.

Quite a number of Ds used by the USAF had no IR seeker beneath the radome as its usefulness was questioned. These Ds formed the base for the F-4Ks and Ms the British bought that were fitted with the Spey engines.

Any flight has to end, cleared to land! :D

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#7729 2022-04-29 GMT-5 hours    
Thanks Chris! Good to know.

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#7730 2022-05-03 GMT-5 hours    
Also, the fairing just above the rudder is slightly pointier on a C-model than on a D-model.

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