F-4J Phantom Bicentennial Display Model Plane
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F-4J Phantom Bicentinnial
The Spirit of '76 comes alive in this beautifully done Bicentennial Phantom! This rare aircraft is replicated in this detailed hand-carved mahogany aircraft model and hand-painted with great concern for accuracy.
The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is a two-seat supersonic long-range all-weather fighter-bomber originally developed for the U.S. Navy by McDonnell Aircraft. The Phantom was used by the U.S. military from 1960 to 1996, and was the primary air superiority fighter and a workhorse fighter-bomber for the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps during the Vietnam war.
The F-4J was the final version of the Phantom to be placed in production for the US Navy and US Marine Corps. It was designed as the follow-on to the original Navy F-4B, correcting some of the deficiencies which had become apparent in service.
The U.S. Navy's VX-4 F-4J was one of several U.S. military aircraft to receive a special paint job for the nation's bicentennial celebration. This is the most popular scheme.
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The F-4 Phantom was designed as a fleet defense fighter for the U.S. Navy, and first entered service in 1960. By 1963, it had been adopted by the U.S. Air Force for the fighter-bomber role. When production ended in 1981, 5,195 Phantom IIs had been built, making it the most numerous American supersonic military aircraft. Until the advent of the F-15 Eagle, the F-4 also held a record for the longest continuous production with a run of 24 years. Innovations in the F-4 included an advanced pulse-doppler radar and extensive use of titanium in its airframe.
Despite the imposing dimensions and a maximum takeoff weight of over 60,000 pounds (27,000 kg), the F-4 had a top speed of Mach 2.23 and an initial climb of over 41,000 ft per minute (210 m/s). Shortly after its introduction, the Phantom set 15 world records, including an absolute speed record of 1,606.342 mph (2,585.086 km/h), and an absolute altitude record of 98,557 ft (30,040 m).Although set in 1959–1962, five of the speed records were not broken until 1975.