|Tail Number:||no tail|
|Power Plant:||Dependant upon tow vehicle|
|Length:||16 feet 10 inches|
|Height:||10 feet 3 inches|
|Gross Weight:||975 pounds|
|Maximum Speed:||55 mph|
|Cruising Speed:||45 mph|
|Status:||Rolling Static Display|
|Owner:||Estrella Warbirds Museum|
F-Js were multi-service aircraft, being used by the Air Force in 1961, as well. These were first designated as F-110A, then later redesignated as F-4C. Subsequently they were known as McDonnell-Douglas F-4 after the companies' merger.
The carrier-based F-4 was remarkable for it's "loadability" -- a single F-4 could haul around eight tons of ordnance, which was a bit more than the payload of a World War II Boeing B-29 Superfortress, and at five times the speed! That's Mach 2 -- about 1500 mph. That this huge flying machine, this so-called bomber, could be regarded as flexible and agile enough to serve also as a fighter becomes apparent when we see it was also once the plane of choice for the renowned Navy aerobatic team, the Blue Angels.