NF-4C - "Phantom II"

NF-4C - "Phantom II" (HM17WO)

Location: Edwards AFB, CA 93523 Kern County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 54.707', W 117° 55.281'

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The Phantom II, first flown in May 1958, was developed as a fleet defense interceptor for the U.S. Navy. After entering Navy service in 1961, the USAF evaluated it at Edwards AFB to fill a fighter-bomber requirement. In 1963 production F-4Cs began operational service. It could carry twice the normal bomb load of a B-17 from World War II.

Phantoms have also served with the U.S. Marine Corps and many foreign nations such as Great Britain, Germany, Japan, and Israel. Over 5,000 had been built when production ended in 1979.

This particular Phantom is the first production F-4C. The AFFTC Museum acquired it in 1991 after it had served almost its entire career in flight test. Among its various missions was that of tow aircraft for aerial targets. It is displayed with an RMK-19 tow reel and target unit mounted on its centerline station.

On loan from the USAF Msueum.
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HM NumberHM17WO
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Placed ByAir Force Flight Test Center Museum
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 2:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 415833 N 3863647
Decimal Degrees34.91178333, -117.92135000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 54.707', W 117° 55.281'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 54' 42.42" N, 117° 55' 16.86" W
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Area Code(s)661, 760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400-498 Rosamond Blvd, Edwards AFB CA 93523, US
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