F-4J Phantom II

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This page is about the American jet fighter F-4J Phantom II. For other versions, see F-4 Phantom II (Family).
F-4J Phantom II
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F-4J Phantom II
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Description

The F-4J Phantom II is a rank VII American jet fighter with a battle rating of 11.0 (AB/SB) and 11.3 (RB). It was introduced in Update "Winged Lions".

The F-4J is a long range support aircraft equipped with long-range AIM-7F and AIM-9G missiles, as well as a very powerful pulse Doppler radar. Due to it not having the "Agile Eagle" upgrade like the F-4E and having to mount an external gunpod to be able to carry a cannon, it is less manoeuvrable than the F-4E so dogfighting is not recommended.

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-10
Type
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight24 t

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

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 2,067 2,018 16,000 26.5 27.3 154.4 144.3 850
Upgraded 2,216 2,139 25.5 26.0 217.6 184.5

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 ___ ___ ___ ~__ ~__
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< ___ < ___ < ___ N/A

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Basic mass Wing loading (full fuel)
General Electric J79-GE-10 2 14,213 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 15,972 kg 18,055 kg 20,078 kg 26,420 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 5,240 kgf 8,090 kgf 1.01 0.90 0.81 0.61
Optimal 5,240 kgf
(0 km/h)
10,340 kgf
(1,400 km/h)
1.29 1.15 1.03 0.78

Survivability and armour

Flares/Chaff
Aircraft countermeasures to distract IR and radar-guided missiles and also AA radar
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
AB2 950 → 4 486 Sl icon.png
RB6 020 → 9 156 Sl icon.png
SB34 020 → 51 744 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications507 000 Rp icon.png
471 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 900 Ge icon.png
Crew training300 000 Sl icon.png
Experts1 060 000 Sl icon.png
Aces3 000 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 140 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
90 / 230 / 350 % Sl icon.png
238 / 238 / 238 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods jet compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
Mods booster.png
New boosters
Research:
23 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
21 000 Sl icon.png
450 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
25 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
23 000 Sl icon.png
490 Ge icon.png
Mods jet engine.png
Engine
Research:
33 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
31 000 Sl icon.png
650 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Research:
23 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
21 000 Sl icon.png
450 Ge icon.png
Mods g suit.png
G-suit
Research:
25 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
23 000 Sl icon.png
490 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
33 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
31 000 Sl icon.png
650 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
Mk11_belt_pack
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
Mk81
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods heli false thermal targets.png
Flares/Chaff
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
Mods air to air missile.png
AIM-9D
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
Mk82
Research:
23 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
21 000 Sl icon.png
450 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon block rocket.png
LAU-3/A
Research:
23 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
21 000 Sl icon.png
450 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods air to air missile.png
AIM-9G
Research:
23 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
21 000 Sl icon.png
450 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods weapon.png
Mk11_new_gun
Research:
25 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
23 000 Sl icon.png
490 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
M117
Research:
25 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
23 000 Sl icon.png
490 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods air to air midrange missile.png
AIM-7E-2
Research:
25 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
23 000 Sl icon.png
490 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
Mk83
Research:
33 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
31 000 Sl icon.png
650 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon block rocket.png
LAU-10/A
Research:
33 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
31 000 Sl icon.png
650 Ge icon.png
Mods air to air midrange missile.png
AIM-7F
Research:
33 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
31 000 Sl icon.png
650 Ge icon.png

Armaments

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

The F-4J Phantom II is armed with:

  • A choice between two presets:
    • Without offensive armament
    • 90 x countermeasures

Suspended armament

List of setups (64)
Setup 11 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon
Setup 21 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
2 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
Setup 31 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
18 x 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bomb
Setup 41 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
18 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bomb
Setup 51 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
12 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bomb
Setup 61 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
8 x 1000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bomb
Setup 74 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
Setup 84 x AIM-9G Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
Setup 94 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
4 x AIM-7F Sparrow air-to-air missiles
Setup 104 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
4 x AIM-7E-2 Sparrow (Dogfight) air-to-air missiles
Setup 114 x AIM-9G Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
4 x AIM-7F Sparrow air-to-air missiles
Setup 124 x AIM-9G Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
4 x AIM-7E-2 Sparrow (Dogfight) air-to-air missiles
Setup 134 x AIM-7F Sparrow air-to-air missiles
Setup 144 x AIM-7E-2 Sparrow (Dogfight) air-to-air missiles
Setup 151 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
Setup 161 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
4 x AIM-9G Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
Setup 171 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
4 x AIM-7F Sparrow air-to-air missiles
Setup 181 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
4 x AIM-7E-2 Sparrow (Dogfight) air-to-air missiles
Setup 191 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
4 x AIM-9G Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
4 x AIM-7F Sparrow air-to-air missiles
Setup 201 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
4 x AIM-9G Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
4 x AIM-7E-2 Sparrow (Dogfight) air-to-air missiles
Setup 211 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
4 x AIM-7F Sparrow air-to-air missiles
Setup 221 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
4 x AIM-7E-2 Sparrow (Dogfight) air-to-air missiles
Setup 231 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
18 x 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bomb
Setup 241 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
18 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bomb
Setup 251 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
12 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bomb
Setup 261 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
8 x 1000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bomb
Setup 271 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
4 x AIM-9G Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
18 x 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bomb
Setup 281 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
4 x AIM-9G Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
18 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bomb
Setup 291 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
4 x AIM-9G Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
12 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bomb
Setup 301 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
4 x AIM-9G Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
8 x 1000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bomb
Setup 311 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
4 x AIM-7F Sparrow air-to-air missiles
18 x 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bomb
Setup 321 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
4 x AIM-7F Sparrow air-to-air missiles
18 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bomb
Setup 331 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
4 x AIM-7F Sparrow air-to-air missiles
12 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bomb
Setup 341 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
4 x AIM-7F Sparrow air-to-air missiles
8 x 1000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bomb
Setup 351 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
4 x AIM-9G Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
4 x AIM-7F Sparrow air-to-air missiles
18 x 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bomb
Setup 361 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
4 x AIM-9G Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
4 x AIM-7F Sparrow air-to-air missiles
18 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bomb
Setup 371 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
4 x AIM-9G Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
4 x AIM-7F Sparrow air-to-air missiles
12 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bomb
Setup 381 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
4 x AIM-9G Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
4 x AIM-7F Sparrow air-to-air missiles
8 x 1000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bomb
Setup 391 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
4 x AIM-7E-2 Sparrow (Dogfight) air-to-air missiles
18 x 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bomb
Setup 401 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
4 x AIM-7E-2 Sparrow (Dogfight) air-to-air missiles
18 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bomb
Setup 411 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
4 x AIM-7E-2 Sparrow (Dogfight) air-to-air missiles
12 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bomb
Setup 421 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
4 x AIM-7E-2 Sparrow (Dogfight) air-to-air missiles
8 x 1000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bomb
Setup 431 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
4 x AIM-9G Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
4 x AIM-7E-2 Sparrow (Dogfight) air-to-air missiles
18 x 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bomb
Setup 441 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
4 x AIM-9G Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
4 x AIM-7E-2 Sparrow (Dogfight) air-to-air missiles
18 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bomb
Setup 451 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
4 x AIM-9G Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
4 x AIM-7E-2 Sparrow (Dogfight) air-to-air missiles
12 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bomb
Setup 461 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
4 x AIM-9G Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
4 x AIM-7E-2 Sparrow (Dogfight) air-to-air missiles
8 x 1000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bomb
Setup 471 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
228 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets
Setup 481 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
48 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
Setup 491 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
4 x AIM-7F Sparrow air-to-air missiles
228 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets
Setup 501 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
4 x AIM-7F Sparrow air-to-air missiles
48 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
Setup 511 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
4 x AIM-7E-2 Sparrow (Dogfight) air-to-air missiles
228 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets
Setup 521 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
4 x AIM-7E-2 Sparrow (Dogfight) air-to-air missiles
48 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
Setup 531 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
228 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets
Setup 541 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
4 x AIM-9G Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
228 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets
Setup 551 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
48 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
Setup 561 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
4 x AIM-9G Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
48 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
Setup 571 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
4 x AIM-7F Sparrow air-to-air missiles
228 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets
Setup 581 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
4 x AIM-7F Sparrow air-to-air missiles
48 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
Setup 591 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
4 x AIM-7E-2 Sparrow (Dogfight) air-to-air missiles
228 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets
Setup 601 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (ammunition: 750 rounds)
4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
4 x AIM-7E-2 Sparrow (Dogfight) air-to-air missiles
48 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
Maximum number of loops have been performed

The F-4J Phantom II can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (750 rpg)
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 2 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 18 x 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bombs (4,500 lb total)
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 18 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bombs (9,000 lb total)
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 12 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bombs (9,000 lb total)
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 8 x 1,000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bombs (8,000 lb total)
  • 4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles
  • 4 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles
  • 4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles + 4 x AIM-7F Sparrow missiles
  • 4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles + 4 x AIM-7E-2 Sparrow missiles
  • 4 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles + 4 x AIM-7F Sparrow missiles
  • 4 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles + 4 x AIM-7E-2 Sparrow missiles
  • 4 x AIM-7F Sparrow missiles
  • 4 x AIM-7E-2 Sparrow missiles
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles + 4 x AIM-7F Sparrow missiles
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles + 4 x AIM-7E-2 Sparrow missiles
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles + 4 x AIM-7F Sparrow missiles
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles + 4 x AIM-7E-2 Sparrow missiles
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-7F Sparrow missiles
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-7E-2 Sparrow missiles
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles + 18 x 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bombs (4,500 lb total)
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles + 18 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bombs (9,000 lb total)
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles + 12 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bombs (9,000 lb total)
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles + 8 x 1,000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bombs (8,000 lb total)
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles + 18 x 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bombs (4,500 lb total)
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles + 18 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bombs (9,000 lb total)
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles + 12 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bombs (9,000 lb total)
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles + 8 x 1,000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bombs (8,000 lb total)
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-7F Sparrow missiles + 4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles + 18 x 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bombs (4,500 lb total)
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-7F Sparrow missiles + 4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles + 18 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bombs (9,000 lb total)
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-7F Sparrow missiles + 4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles + 12 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bombs (9,000 lb total)
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-7F Sparrow missiles + 4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles + 8 x 1,000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bombs (8,000 lb total)
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-7F Sparrow missiles + 4 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles + 18 x 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bombs (4,500 lb total)
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-7F Sparrow missiles + 4 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles + 18 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bombs (9,000 lb total)
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-7F Sparrow missiles + 4 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles + 12 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bombs (9,000 lb total)
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-7F Sparrow missiles + 4 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles + 8 x 1,000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bombs (8,000 lb total)
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-7E-2 Sparrow missiles + 4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles + 18 x 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bombs (4,500 lb total)
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-7E-2 Sparrow missiles + 4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles + 18 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bombs (9,000 lb total)
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-7E-2 Sparrow missiles + 4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles + 12 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bombs (9,000 lb total)
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-7E-2 Sparrow missiles + 4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles + 8 x 1,000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bombs (8,000 lb total)
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-7E-2 Sparrow missiles + 4 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles + 18 x 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bombs (4,500 lb total)
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-7E-2 Sparrow missiles + 4 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles + 18 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bombs (9,000 lb total)
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-7E-2 Sparrow missiles + 4 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles + 12 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bombs (9,000 lb total)
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-7E-2 Sparrow missiles + 4 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles + 8 x 1,000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bombs (8,000 lb total)
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 228 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 48 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-7F Sparrow missiles + 228 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-7F Sparrow missiles + 48 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-7E-2 Sparrow missiles + 228 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-7E-2 Sparrow missiles + 48 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 228 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets + 4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 228 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets + 4 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 48 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets + 4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 48 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets + 4 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles + 4 x AIM-7F Sparrow missiles + 228 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles + 4 x AIM-7F Sparrow missiles + 48 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles + 4 x AIM-7E-2 Sparrow missiles + 228 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles + 4 x AIM-7E-2 Sparrow missiles + 48 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles + 4 x AIM-7F Sparrow missiles + 228 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles + 4 x AIM-7F Sparrow missiles + 48 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles + 4 x AIM-7E-2 Sparrow missiles + 228 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles + 4 x AIM-7E-2 Sparrow missiles + 48 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets

Usage in battles

When compared to the F-4E, the F-4J is rather slugish. It lacks the leading edge slats the F-4E has, and as such is less manoeuvrable. Therefore, the F4J should be used rather as a sniper due to its AIM-7F Sparrow missiles and long range pulse doppler radar, which allows it to snipe unsuspecting enemies up to 20 km in frontal attacks. Optionally the AIM-7E2 can be used for a shorter range but better manoeuvrability against dodging enemies. Always remember that most planes at the BR range will out-accelerate the F-4J, and as such, it is vital to maintain your speed.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Equipped with a pulse Doppler radar, allowing targets close to the ground to be tracked and engaged
  • Wide selection of multi-role payloads
  • Good air-to-air missile combinations
  • Upgraded AIM-7F Sparrow missiles have a longer burn time and as a result better range
  • The AIM-9G is a good IR missile with 18G overload capability
  • An ample amount of countermeasures

Cons:

  • Big target
  • No internal gun, but option to carry a 20 mm Browning-Colt Mk12 gunpod on the central pylon (which impacts your aircraft performance)
  • Lacks the leading edge slats of the F-4E, therefore worse manoeuvrability
  • Acceleration and top speed are mediocre; combined with the bad maneuverability, this makes it a very poor dogfighter

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

USA jet aircraft
F-4  F-4C Phantom II · F-4E Phantom II · F-4J Phantom II
F-5  F-5A · F-5C · F-5E
F-8  F8U-2 · F-8E
F-80  F-80A-5 · F-80C-10
F-84  F-84B-26 · F-84F · F-84G-21-RE
F-86  F-86A-5 · F-86F-25 · F-86F-2 · F-86F-35
F-89  F-89B · F-89D
F-104  F-104A · F-104C
F9F  F9F-2 · F9F-5 · F9F-8
FJ-4  FJ-4B · FJ-4B VMF-232
Other  P-59A · F2H-2 · F3D-1 · F3H-2 · F11F-1 · F-100D
A-4  A-4B · A-4E Early
A-7  A-7D · A-7E
AV-8  AV-8A · AV-8C
B-57  B-57A · B-57B
F-105  F-105D