F-4S Phantom II

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This page is about the premium American jet fighter F-4S Phantom II. For other versions, see F-4 Phantom II (Family).
F-4S Phantom II
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The F-4S Phantom II is a premium gift rank VII American jet fighter with a battle rating of 11.0 (AB) and 11.3 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Sky Guardians".

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
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight24 t
Characteristics Max speed
(km/h at 12,192 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
Stock 2,080 2,058 16000 26.5 27.4 155.0 145.2 850
Upgraded 2,224 2,140 25.5 26.0 217.6 185.0


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
1458 463 1,458 618 463 ~11 ~4
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 810 < 750 < 700 -

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Basic mass Wing loading (full fuel)
General Electric J79-GE-10 2 14,205 kg 408 kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Gross
Weight (each) Type 9m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel
1,750 kg Afterburning axial-flow turbojet 15,964 kg 18,047 kg 20,070 kg 27,058 kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB/SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (WEP)
Condition 100% WEP 9m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel MGW
Stationary 5,250 kgf 8,159 kgf 1.02 0.90 0.81 0.60
Optimal 5,311 kgf
(1,458 km/h)
10,361 kgf
(1,400 km/h)
1.30 1.15 1.03 0.77

Survivability and armour

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 cost
AB5 400 Sl icon.png
RB5 400 Sl icon.png
SB5 400 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts1 730 000 Sl icon.png
Aces3 000 Ge icon.png
Research Aces2 280 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 70 / 210 / 350 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 238 / 238 / 238 % Rp icon.png
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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New boosters
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Wings repair
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Fuselage repair
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Mods jet engine extinguisher.png
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Mods air to air missile.png
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Mod arrow 0.png
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Ballistic Computer
CCIP (Guns) CCIP (Rockets) CCIP (Bombs) CCRP (Bombs)
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Offensive armament

The F-4S Phantom II is armed with:

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

Suspended armament

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

  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon (750 rpg)
  • 4 x AIM-9H Sidewinder missiles
  • 6 x AIM-7F Sparrow missiles
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-7F Sparrow missiles + 4 x AIM-9H Sidewinder missiles + 48 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-7F Sparrow missiles + 4 x AIM-9H Sidewinder missiles + 190 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets
  • 1 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannon + 4 x AIM-7F Sparrow missiles + 4 x AIM-9H 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-9H 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-9H 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-9H Sidewinder missiles + 8 x 1,000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bombs (8,000 lb total)
  • 3x 1,000 lb Mk 79 Mod 1 incendiary bombs (3,000 lb total)

Custom loadout options

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
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20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannons (750 rpg) 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 3 3 3 3 3
1,000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bombs 2 2 3 2 2
Mk 79 Mod 1 incendiary bombs 1 1 1
FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets 38 57 57 57 38
Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets 12 12 12 12 12
AIM-7F Sparrow missiles 1* 1 1 1 1 1*
AIM-9H Sidewinder missiles 2* 2*
Maximum permissible loadout weight: 7,257 kg
Maximum permissible wing load: 3,000 kg
Maximum permissible weight imbalance: 1,500 kg
* Sparrows on hardpoints 2/10 cannot be carried in conjunction with Sidewinders on hardpoints 3/9 respectively

Usage in battles

Being a slightly upgraded F-4J, the F-4S retains many of its predecessor's defining characteristics.

The main difference between the two is the F-4S' leading edge wing slats. These greatly increase manoeuvrability, but as a side affect decrease energy retention. Even with improved manoeuvrability, the F-4S still does not pull hard enough to competitively dogfight.

The most powerful aspect of the F-4S is its weaponry. For IR-guided missiles, it carries AIM-9Hs. Even though they have mediocre performance (max overload 18G), their respectable range and long guidance time makes them ideal for picking off inattentive players or AI planes. The crowning glory of the F-4S' arsenal is the AIM-7F.

Pros and cons


  • Powerful pulse-Doppler radar
  • Can carry 8 air-to-air missiles
    • One of the best SARH missiles at 11.3
  • Can take off and land on aircraft carrier
  • A wide range of suspended armaments, suitable for any playstyle
    • Can carry enough bombs to destroy a base without significantly affecting its flight performance


  • Doesn't have an internal gun
  • The external gun pod negatively affects flight performance
  • Quite large and heavy compared to other fighters at its rank


The F-4S is a variant of the F-4 Phantom II, a twin-engine, all-weather jet fighter-bomber originally developed by McDonnell Douglas (now part of Boeing) for the United States Navy in the 1950s. The F-4S was the final production version of the F-4, and saw extensive service during the Cold War and in various conflicts around the world. The F-4S was an upgraded F-4J, with slats and a better turn speed.

The F-4S was developed in response to the need for an advanced fighter-bomber that could operate in all weather conditions and perform a wide range of missions, including air-to-air combat, ground attack, and reconnaissance. It featured improved avionics, a more powerful engine, and upgraded weapons systems compared to earlier variants of the F-4.

One of the F-4S's most significant upgrades was its advanced radar system, which could track multiple targets at once and provide the pilot with a clear picture of the battlefield. It was also equipped with a more sophisticated weapons delivery system, which allowed it to carry a wider variety of bombs and missiles, including the AIM-7 Sparrow and AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missiles, as well as multiple types of unguided bombs and rockets.

The F-4S saw extensive service with the US Navy and Marine Corps. It was used in a variety of conflicts, including the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, and the Gulf of Sidra incident.

Despite its success in combat, the F-4S was eventually phased out of service in the late 1980s and early 1990s, as newer and more advanced fighter aircraft were introduced into the US military fleet. Today, several examples of the F-4S can be found on display in aviation museums and military bases around the world, serving as a reminder of the aircraft's important role in military history.



See also

Related development

External links

McDonnell Aircraft Corporation
Jet Fighters  F2H-2 · F3H-2
  F-4C Phantom II · F-4E Phantom II · F-4J Phantom II · F-4S Phantom II
Aircraft  ◄F-4F Early · ◄F-4F · Phantom FG.1 · Phantom FGR.2 · F-4J(UK) Phantom II · F-4EJ Phantom II · F-4EJ ADTW · Kurnass · Kurnass 2000
Helicopters  AH-6M · Lahatut
  The McDonnell Aircraft Corporation merged with Douglas Aircraft Company in 1967 to form McDonnell Douglas.
See Also  Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

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