McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom FG1 (F-4K) Aircraft Data
Photo ID 189028 by Arie van Groen. UK Air Force McDonnell Douglas F 4 Phantom FG1 F 4K, XT872
The Phantom FG.1 is the British version of the McDonnell Douglas F-4K. British Phantoms used the Rolls-Royce Spey turbofan over the traditional J79. The UK was the first export customer for the F-4, starting in 1964. The nosewheel of the FG.1 was able to extend 40" to allow for takeoffs from the smaller British carriers. All Phantom FG.1's were transferred to the RAF when the Navy retired it's fleet of Audacious class carriers in the late seventies. The final FG.1 was retired from the RAF in 1989.
  • Country of Origin: United States/United Kingdom
  • First Flight: 2/17/67
  • Initial Service Date: 1969
  • No. Built: 116
  • No. In Service: 0
  • No. of Hardpoints: 9
  • Crew: 2

Power:

2x Rolls-Royce Spey 202 turbofans at 20,400 lbf

Weapons:

No internal canon was fitted to the Phantom FGR.2, but it could carry the SUU-16/A, SUU-23/A gun pods.
4 x AIM-9L Sidewinder AAM's, 4 x Skyflash BVR AAM's

Dimensions:

Length: 57 ft. 7 in.
Wing Span: 38 ft. 6 in.
Wing Area: 530 sq.ft
Height: 16 ft. 9 in.
Empty Weight: 31,350 lbs
Max. Weight: 61,652 lbs

Performance:

Max. Speed: 1,386 mph
Cruise Speed: 585 mph
Service Ceiling: 57,200 ft.
Normal Range: 702 nm
Max. Range: 1,403 nm

Operators:

Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)

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