YRF-4C Phantom II

YRF-4C Phantom II (HM26AU)

Location: Houma, LA 70360 Terrebonne Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 35.287', W 90° 43.229'

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s/n 62-12201

First entering service in 1960, the McDonnell F-4 Phantom I was designed as a U.S. Navy fleet defense fighter, and was soon adopted by the U.S. Air Force as a fighter-bomber. RF-4 Phantoms also proved capable high performance reconnaissance aircraft. The F-4 was the first multi-service aircraft, flying concurrently with the U.S. Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. It also flew concurrently with the Blue Angels and the Thunderbirds demonstration teams. F-4 Phantoms served extensively in the Vietnam War, and RF-4s served as recently as Operation Desert Storm.
Average Cost: $2 million each Normal Range: 840 mi. Max Range: 1,750 mi. Crew: 2 Engines: 2- General Electric J79-GE-15 turbojets 10,300 lbs. of thrust 17,000 lbs. w/ afterburner Wing Span: 38 ft. 5 in.Fuel: 5,329 gal. max. 1,994 gal. internal 3,335 gal. externals Length: 63 ft. Height: 16 ft. 6 in.Wing Area: 530 sq. ft. Weapons: RF-4 originally unarmed; capable of carrying nuclear weapons and later armed with missiles for self defence.Weight Empty: 28,276 lbs.Max. T/O Weight:58,000 lbs Max Speed: 1,459 mph. (Mach2.21). @ 48,000 ft. Normal Cruise: 587 mph.
Special Equipment: Cameras, mapping radar, infrared imaging, ECM equipment, and radar homing and warning systems.

Service Ceiling: 59,400 ft.The History of YRF-4C, s/n 62-12201 Manufactured by McDonnell Aircraft, St. Louis, MO as YRF-10A Spectre. Redesignated RF-4C 1963, 30 September - Gained by the USAF and retained by manufacturer. 1st flight. 1966, January - To General Electric, Lockbourne AFB, OH for J79 engine development. 1967, December - To General Electric, Edwards AFB, CA. 1972, June - To McDonnell Aircraft, St. Louis (deployment to Eglin AFB, FL. 1978, June - To Chanute Technical Training Center (Air Training Command), Chanute AFB, IL as GRF-4C, 1985, May - Dropped from inventory by transfer to museum status.
HM NumberHM26AU
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Date Added Monday, March 26th, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 720786 N 3275316
Decimal Degrees29.58811667, -90.72048333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 35.287', W 90° 43.229'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 35' 17.22" N, 90° 43' 13.74" W
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Area Code(s)985, 504
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1165-1169 LA-182, Houma LA 70360, US
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