F-4E Phantom II (Israel)

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F-4E Phantom II
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F-4E Phantom II
AB RB SB
11.0 11.0 11.0
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Purchase:930 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

The F-4E Phantom II is a rank VII Israeli jet fighter with a battle rating of 11.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Winged Lions".

This aircraft is almost identical to the American F-4E Phantom II with little changes like Israeli weapons.

General info

Flight performance

Arrestor gear
Accelerates braking by grabbing the brake cable on the deck of the aircraft carrier
Air brakes
Allows you to dramatically reduce the flight speed by releasing special flaps
Drogue parachute
Reduces braking distance when landing on any runway
Max speed
at 12 192 m2 140 km/h
Turn time26 s
Max altitude16 000 m
Engine2 х General Electric J79-GE-17
TypeJet
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight24 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 12,192 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 2,097 2,074 16000 26.5 27.5 160.8 151.2 850
Upgraded 2,202 2,140 25.5 26.0 221.6 190.0

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
1458 463 607 584 463 ~11 ~4
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 810 < 750 < 700 N/A

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Basic mass Wing loading (full fuel)
General Electric J79-GE-17 2 14,205 kg 408 kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Takeoff
Weight
Weight (each) Type 9m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel
1,750 kg Afterburning axial-flow turbojet 15,964 kg 18,027 kg 20,069 kg 24,000 kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB/SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (WEP)
Condition 100% WEP 9m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel MTOW
Stationary 5,200 kgf 8,010 kgf 1.00 0.89 0.80 0.67
Optimal 5,200 kgf
(0 km/h)
10,170 kgf
(1,400 km/h)
1.27 1.13 1.01 0.85

Survivability and armour

Crew2 people
Speed of destruction
Structural1 458 km/h
Gear463 km/h

Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB3 550 → 5 399 Sl icon.png
RB8 190 → 12 456 Sl icon.png
SB15 670 → 23 834 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications480 000 Rp icon.png
450 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 800 Ge icon.png
Crew training260 000 Sl icon.png
Experts930 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 800 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 080 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
70 / 270 / 600 % Sl icon.png
232 / 232 / 232 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods jet compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
350 Ge icon.png
Mods booster.png
New boosters
Research:
18 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
400 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
20 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
440 Ge icon.png
Mods jet engine.png
Engine
Research:
26 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
24 000 Sl icon.png
570 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
350 Ge icon.png
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Research:
18 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
400 Ge icon.png
Mods g suit.png
G-suit
Research:
20 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
440 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
26 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
24 000 Sl icon.png
570 Ge icon.png
Mods air to air missile.png
AIM-9D
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
350 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods ammo.png
M60_belt_pack
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
350 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
M117
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
350 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods heli false thermal targets.png
Flares/Chaff
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
350 Ge icon.png
Mods air to air missile.png
AIM-9G
Research:
18 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
400 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods weapon.png
M60_new_gun
Research:
18 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
400 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
Mk83
Research:
18 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
400 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon block rocket.png
LAU-3/A
Research:
18 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
400 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods air to air midrange missile.png
AIM-7E
Research:
20 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
440 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods gunpods.png
Gun pod SUU-23/A.
Research:
20 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
440 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
Mk84
Research:
20 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
440 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon block rocket.png
LAU-10/A
Research:
20 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
440 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods air to air midrange missile.png
AIM-7E-2
Research:
26 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
24 000 Sl icon.png
570 Ge icon.png
Mods optical guided bomb.png
AGM-62A
Research:
26 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
24 000 Sl icon.png
570 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow right 0.png
Mods optical guided bomb.png
GBU-8/15
Research:
26 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
24 000 Sl icon.png
570 Ge icon.png
Mods atgm heli preset.png
AGM-65B
Research:
26 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
24 000 Sl icon.png
570 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Ballistic Computer
CCIP (Guns) CCIP (Rockets) CCIP (Bombs) CCRP (Bombs)
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Offensive armament

Main article: M61A1 (20 mm)

The F-4E Phantom II (Israel) is armed with:

  • A choice between two presets:
    • 1 x 20 mm M61A1 cannon, chin-mounted (640 rpg)
    • 1 x 20 mm M61A1 cannon + 90 x countermeasures

Suspended armament

The F-4E Phantom II (Israel) can be outfitted with the following ordnance presets:

  • Without load
  • 2 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles
  • 6 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles
  • 6 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles
  • 3 x 20 mm GAU-4 cannons (1,200 rpg = 3,600 total)
  • 24 x 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bombs (6,000 lb total)
  • 24 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bombs (12,000 lb total)
  • 19 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bombs (14,250 lb total)
  • 4 x BLU-27/B incendiary bombs
  • 13 x 1,000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bombs (13,000 lb total)
  • 3 x 2,000 lb LDGP Mk 84 bombs (6,000 lb total)
  • 285 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets
  • 60 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
  • 4 x AIM-7E Sparrow missiles
  • 4 x AIM-7E-2 Sparrow missiles
  • 6 x AGM-65B missiles
  • 4 x 505 kg AGM-62A Walleye I bombs (2,020 kg total)
  • 4 x 2,000 lb GBU-8 bombs (8,000 lb total)

Custom loadout options

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
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20 mm GAU-4 cannons (1200 rpg) 1 1 1
250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bombs 6 3 6 3 6
500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bombs 6 3 6 3 6
750 lb M117 cone 45 bombs 4 3 5 3 4
1,000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bombs 2 3 3 3 2
505 kg AGM-62A Walleye I bombs 1 1* 1* 1
2,000 lb GBU-8 bombs 1 1* 1* 1
2,000 lb LDGP Mk 84 bombs 1 1 1
BLU-27/B incendiary bombs 1 2 1
FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets 57 57 57 57 57
Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets 12 12 12 12 12
AGM-65B missiles 3* 3*
AIM-7E Sparrow missiles 1 1 1 1
AIM-7E-2 Sparrow missiles 1 1 1 1
AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles 2* 1 1 2*
AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles 2* 1 1 2*
Maximum permissible weight imbalance: 1,500 kg
* Marked options on hardpoints 2/10 cannot be carried in conjunction with air-to-air missiles on hardpoints 3/9 respectively
Sparrows on hardpoints 4/8 cannot be carried in conjunction with Sidewinders on hardpoints 5/7 respectively

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Vast variety of air and ground ordnance
  • Good top speed
  • Equipped with RWR and countermeasures
  • Can carry up to 8 potent AAMs
  • 20 mm M61 cannon has great ballistics, high damage and high rate of fire
  • Good acceleration

Cons:

  • Relatively large aircraft is a big, easy to hit target
  • Carrying payloads reduces flight performance
  • Limited ammo for the internal 20 mm cannon which can be depleted in just a few bursts
  • Wings can be ripped off easily during high speed manoeuvres
  • Radar is not look-down capable

History

Israel was a prominent user of the F-4 Phantom II, having acquired its Phantoms starting in 1968. At first, the USA was unwilling to offer Israel the F-4, but developments in 1967-1968 led the USA to reconsider its position. Notably, a French embargo of Israeli aircraft and the defection of a Soviet MiG-21 convinced the USA to sell its F-4Es to Israel. The first of these aircraft arrived in January of 1968, nicknamed Kurnass (Heavy Hammer) in service.

Israeli Phantoms saw their first combat action in the War of Attrition (1967-1970) against Egypt, where they were used against Egyptian ground and air targets. During this time, more Phantoms continued to be delivered including six RF-4E reconnaissance Phantoms. During the Yom Kippur war, Israeli Phantoms were once again used against air and ground targets. This conflict also marked the debut of the AGM-65 Maverick in Israeli service shortly after the missile entered service with the USAF.

In total, Israeli Phantoms scored ~116 aerial kills against Arab aircraft between 1969-1982 compared to ~55 combat losses (total number disputed). The last Phantom was delivered in 1976, with a total of 204 aircraft delivered, including some as replacements for aircraft lost during the Yom Kippur war. In the last decades of the 20th century, the Phantom was complemented with newer aircraft such as the F-15 and F-16; the last Israeli Phantom was retired in 2004.

Media

Skins

See also

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  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

References

  • Aloni, S. (n.d.). Israeli Kurnass Aces – Part 1. F4Phantom.com. Retrieved December 22, 2021, from http://www.f4phantom.com/SmokeTrails/ST1503_1.pdf
  • Jewish Virtual Library. (1998). IAF Aircraft Inventory. McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II. Retrieved December 22, 2021, from https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/mcdonnell-douglas-f-4-phantom-ii


McDonnell Aircraft Corporation
Jet Fighters  F2H-2 · F3H-2
  F-4C Phantom II · F-4E Phantom II · F-4J Phantom II
Export/Licensed 
Aircraft  F-4F Early · F-4F · Phantom FG.1 · Phantom FGR.2 · F-4EJ Phantom II · F-4E Phantom II
Helicopters  MD500-TOW
  The McDonnell Aircraft Corporation merged with Douglas Aircraft Company in 1967 to form McDonnell Douglas.
See Also  Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Israel jet aircraft
  Kfir C.2 · Kfir C.7 · Nesher
Britain 
Meteor  Meteor NF.13 · Meteor F.8
France 
Vautour  Vautour IIA · Vautour IIN
Super Mystere  Sambad · Sa'ar
Mirage III  Mirage IIICJ
Other  M.D.450B Ouragan · Mystere IVA
USA 
F-84  F-84F
A-4  A-4H · A-4E Early (M) · A-4N · A-4E
F-4  F-4E Phantom II