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Wings F 4 Phantom II.

Military Channel Great Planes 14of17 F4 Phantom.


McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom

The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is a tandem two-seat, twin-engine, all-weather, long-range supersonic jet interceptor and fighter-bomber originally developed for the United States Navy by McDonnell Aircraft. It first entered service in 1960 with the U.S. Navy. Proving highly adaptable, it was also adopted by the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Air Force, and by the mid-1960s had become a major part of their air wings.

The Phantom is a large fighter with a top speed of over Mach 2.2. It can carry more than 18,000 pounds (8,400 kg) of weapons on nine external hard points, including air-to-air missiles, air-to-ground missiles, and various bombs. The F-4, like other interceptors of its time, was designed without internal cannon. Later models incorporated an M61 Vulcan rotary cannon. Beginning in 1959, it set 15 world records for in-flight performance, including an absolute speed record, and an absolute altitude record.

The F-4 was used extensively during the Vietnam War. It served as the principal air superiority fighter for both the Navy and Air Force and became important in the ground-attack and aerial reconnaissance roles late in the war. The Phantom has the distinction of being the last U.S. fighter flown by pilots who attained ace status in the 20th century. During the Vietnam War, one U.S. Air Force pilot, two weapon systems officers (WSOs), one U.S. Navy pilot and one radar intercept officer (RIO) became aces by achieving five aerial kills against enemy fighter aircraft. The F-4 continued to form a major part of U.S. military airpower throughout the 1970s and 1980s, being gradually replaced by more modern aircraft such as the F-15 Eagle and F-16 Fighting Falcon in the U.S. Air Force, the F-14 Tomcat in the U.S. Navy, and the F/A-18 Hornet in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps.

The F-4 Phantom II remained in use by the U.S. in the reconnaissance and Wild Weasel (Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses) roles in the 1991 Gulf War, finally leaving service in 1996. It was also the only aircraft used by both U.S. flight demonstration teams: the USAF Thunderbirds (F-4E) and the US Navy Blue Angels (F-4J). The F-4 was also operated by the armed forces of 11 other nations. Israeli Phantoms saw extensive combat in several Arab–Israeli conflicts, while Iran used its large fleet of Phantoms, acquired before the fall of the Shah, in the Iran–Iraq War. Phantom production ran from 1958 to 1981, with a total of 5,195 built, making it the most produced American supersonic military aircraft. As of 2018, 60 years after its introduction, the F-4 remains in service with Iran, Japan, South Korea, Greece, and Turkey. The aircraft has the most recently seen service against the Islamic State group in the Middle East. 

Interceptor, fighter-bomber,
First flight:        May 27, 1958,
Introduction:     December 30, 1960,
Retired:            1992 (UK), 1996 (US combat use), 2013 (Germany), 2016 (US target drone)
Production:      5,195 (1958-1981).

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Mcdonnell Douglas F 4 Phantom II documentary.


4D model template of McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom: DIY model of airplane.

​Down Load template: Click "Down Load Template" button and print.  Or copy-paste the “print-out” of 4D template on your graphic program (such as PowerPoint) and add your label. Adjust the size as needed. 


​Construction Photo Notes

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DIY 4D model template of McDonnell-Douglas F-4 Phantom

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Pardo's Push:

A year ago, I visited Cavanaugh Flight Museum, seen a real Phantom II in the museum and a interest picture of two Phantoms, from that I first learned the Pardo's Push.

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paper airplane design for DIY project

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McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom: paper airplane design for cold war aircraft. 

Pardo's Push:
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After Note:

Model template of McDonnell-Douglas F-4 Phantom, famously known during Vietnam War. The jet has set 15 world record including speed and altitude records.

​Tail of this 4D model was structured differently compared with most other models, may need some attention.

Phantom is wing tip dihedral. When construct wing, glue the wing in two steps, have a partial glue first (leave the tip of wing un-glue). Push the tip of wing up (with three lays of paper), then glue. Check and make sure the tip of wing on both side turn up evenly.  

The weight adjusted well in my hand. Need a little tail-wing to make it head up (1~2 degree). Fly well. 


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