Brief History

The aircraft is serial Number 63-7482 it first flew in April 1963. It has around 7000 hours on the airframe and has been stationed in Utah, Arizona (Davis-Monthan AFB), Spain and Texas. It then started it’s Guard career serving with the Michigan ANG at Selfridge. There they painted it’s current base grey in 1985 and also gave it the polished intake, weapons pylons and tip tanks. It then went on to serve with the Oregon Air Guard before coming to us in 1989. This particular plane never flew in Duluth, but it is painted to match the color scheme of the F-4D’s they flew.



Manufacturer: McDonnell-Douglas
Designation: F-4
Version: D
Name: F-4
Nickname: Phantom II
Type: Fighter-Interceptor


Fuselage Length: 63ft. 0in.
Wing Span: 7ft. 1/2in.
Height: 16ft. 5 1/2in.


Empty Weight: 27,897 lbs.
Max Takeoff Weight: 54,600 lbs.


Power Plant: Two General Electric J79-GE-8 turbojets.
Horsepower: 10,800 lbs. thrust (each)


Range: 1,610 miles
Cruise Speed: 575 mph
Max. Speed: 1,485 mph at 36,000 ft
Ceiling: 62,000 ft.


One 20mm M61A1 Vulcan six-barrel cannon with 640 rounds; 7,257 kg (16,000 lb) of disposable stores, including nuclear weapons, ASMs, AAMs, free-fall or guided bombs, cluster bombs, napalm tanks, drop tanks and ECM pods, carried on nine external hardpoints.