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F-4 Phantom II
 
Latest update: September 2017

Company: McDonnell Douglas
 
 
Abbr.: Order and inventory status information: Abbr.: Order and inventory status information:
       
Order. No. of aircraft ordered. WFU No. of aircraft Withdrawn From Use.
Opt. No. of aircraft options. Sold No. of aircraft sold to another country.
Opp. No. of possible aircraft sales. Oth. D. No. of aircraft bought from another country.
Canc. No. of aircraft ordered cancelled. LS↓ No. of aircraft leased from another country.
Del. No. of aircraft delivered. LS ↑ No. of aircraft leased to another country.
On Or. No. of aircraft to be delivered. Act. No. of aircraft operational.
W/O No. of aircraft Written Off (crashed).    
       
Lease: When the no. of aircraft LS↓ and LS ↑ are equal the leased aircraft have been returned to the owner.
 
Order and production overview - aircraft totals
 
Country Order. Opt. Opp. Canc. Del. On Or. W/O WFU Sold Oth.D. LS↓ LS ↑ Act.
Australia           0         24 24 0
Egypt           0   36   36     0
Germany 273       273 0 43 157 73       0
Greece 64       64 0 28 58   55     33
Iran 220       220 0   1   3     222
Israel 200       200 0   202   2     0
Japan 154       154 0 24 62         68
South Korea 37       37 0 19 142   156     32
Spain           0 7 51   58     0
Turkey 111       111 0 51 146   125     39
UK 184       184 0 50 135   1     0
USA 3.952       3.952 0 1.779 1.810 363   24 24 0
Total 5.195       5.195 0 2.001 2.800 436 436 48 48 394
 
Comment(s):

Please note the reports for the Phantom are being reviewed. Especially for: Egypt. Iran, Israel, Turkey and the United States.

F-4 Phantom IIs were build by McDonnel Douglas )MDD) at its plant in St. Louis, Missouri. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) obtained a license to build the Phantoms for the Japanese Air Self Defense Force (JASDF). The first JASDF Phantoms were build by MDD.

Prod. Line # No.
MDD 5.068
MHI 127
Total 5.195

The last build Phantom with construction number 5.068 was a F-4E and delivered to the South Korean Air Force

Australia:

Leased 24 F-4Es from the USAF. One aircraft was losed in an accident the remaining 23 aircraft were returned to the USA and converted to the F-4G Wild Weasel variant.

Egypt:

The Eyptian Air Force should have received at least 37 F-4Es from the USAF.

Germany:

The German Air Force operated 273 Phantoms: 10 F-4Es, 88 RF-4Es (the surviving aircraft were sold to both Greece and Turkey after being withdrawn from service) and 175 F-4Fs. Of the later a number of aircraft were upgraded to ICE (Improved Combat Efficiency variant).

Greece:

The Greek Air Force purchased 56 F-4Es and 8 RF-4Es. At least 24 of the original F-4Es have been upgraded (F-4E AUP). These were followed by 28 former USAF F-4Es delivered in two batches (10 and 18) and former German Air Force RF-4Es with 27 aircraft delivered.
The RF-4Es have been withdrawn from service in May 2017. It's unknown how many of the F-4E(AUP)s remain operational.

Japan:

The Japanese Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) purchased 155 Phantoms divided into 140 F-4EJs and 15 RF-4EJs. Of the F-4EJs 14 were converted to RF-4E. A modernization program saw the upgrade of 90 F-4EJs to F-4EJ KAI, 13 RF-4E to RF-4E KAI and 8 RF-4EJ to RF-4EJ KAI.

The Phantoms were build by McDonnell Douglas (27 F-4EJ) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (128).

South Korea:

The South Korean Air Force should have purchased 193 Phantom II divided into 19 RF-4Cs, 80 F-4Ds and 57 F-4Es all
received from the USAF and 37 new F-4Es. It's unclear how many F-4Es are still operated today.

Spain:

The Spanish Air Force operated 58 Phantoms divided into 40 F-4Cs and 18 reconnaissance RF-4Cs. All aircraft were delivered by the USAF, the F-4Cs in two batches (36 and 4) and the RF-4Cs in three batches (4, 8 and 6).

United Kingdom:

The Phantoms have been operated by the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy (Fleet Air Arm): F-4K (Phantom FG1: 48). F-4M (Phantom FGR2: 118) and 15 F-4Js supplied by the US Navy designated F-4J(UK).

United States:

The 82nd ATRS operates the last QF-4s. On December 21st, 2016 the final flight and retirement ceremony will take place at Holloman AFB, New Mexico ending USAF Phantom operations.

More information on the: QF-4 Final Flight and Retirement Ceremony (facebook) and twitter: @the53dwing and @Holloman AFB
 
Order and production overview - aircraft detailed
 
Country Aircraft Order. Opt. Opp. Canc. Del. On Or. W/O WFU Sold Oth.D. LS↓ LS ↑ Act.
Australia F-4E           0         24 24 0
Egypt F-4E           0   36   36     0
Germany F-4E 10       10 0 3 7         0
  F-4F 175       175 0 26 149         0
  RF-4E 88       88 0 14 1 73       0
Greece F-4E 32       32 0 21 28   28     11
  F-4E (AUP) 24       24 0 2           22
  RF-4E 8       8 0 5 30   27     0
Iran F-4D 30       30 0   1         29
  F-4E 173       173 0       3     176
  RF-4E 17       17 0             17
Israel F-4E 188       188 0   190   2     0
  RF-4E 12       12 0   12         0
Japan F-4EJ 35       35 0 16 12         7
  F-4EJ Kai 90       90 0 6 36         48
  RF-4E 1       1 0 1           0
  RF-4E Kai 13       13 0 1 4         8
  RF-4EJ 7       7 0   7         0
  RF-4EJ Kai 8       8 0   3         5
South Korea RF-4C           0 2 17   19     0
  F-4D           0 9 71   80     0
  F-4E 37       37 0 8 54   57     32
Spain F-4C           0 7 33   40     0
  RF-4C           0   18   18     0
Turkey F-4E 89       89 0 36 81   33     5
  F-4E/TM 15       15 0   15         0
  F-4E-2020 7       7 0 6 5   38     34
  RF-4E           0 8 39   47     0
  RF-4E/TM           0 1 6   7     0
UK F-4D 1       1 0   1         0
  Phantom F-4J(UK) 15       15 0 2 14   1     0
  Phantom FG1 51       51 0 14 37         0
  Phantom FGR2 117       117 0 34 83         0
USA EF-4B 1       1 0   1         0
  EF-4J 2       2 0   2         0
  F-4A 43       43 0 13 30         0
  F-4B 400       400 0 326 74         0
  F-4C 576       576 0 247 289 40       0
  RF-4C 430       430 0 166 227 37       0
  F-4D 788       788 0 266 442 80       0
  F-4E 530       530 0 155 170 205   2 2 0
  F-4G 38       38 0 21 17     7 7 0
  F-4J 270       270 0 204 65 1       0
  F-4N 163       163 0 33 130         0
  F-4S 201       201 0 10 191         0
  NF-4C 6       6 0   6         0
  NF-4D 3       3 0   3         0
  NF-4E 8       8 0   8         0
  NRF-4C 5       5 0   5         0
  QF-4B 20       20 0 11 9         0
  QF-4E 150       150 0 135 15         0
  QF-4G 97       97 0 96 1     15 15 0
  QF-4N 61       61 0 7 54         0
  QF-4S 34       34 0 2 32         0
  QRF-4C 70       70 0 65 5         0
  RF-4B 46       46 0 20 26         0
  TF-4A 4       4 0   4         0
  YF-4C 1       1 0 1           0
  YF-4E 2       2 0 1 1         0
  YF-4J 3       3 0   3         0
Total   5.195       5.195 0 2.001 2.800 436 436 48 48 394
 
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Phantom Farewell F-4Fs
 
     
Last visit to The Netherlands. Volkel during Luchtmachtdagen 2013. Color scheme used by the German Air Force in the past. Color scheme used by the German Air Force in the past.
 
Phantoms in special color schemes  
 
   
German Air Force WTD 61 (Test wing) at Wittmund Phantom Farewell.  Greek Air Force RF-4E departing
RIAT 2005.
Japanese Air Self Defence Force
F-4EJ Kai 8 Hikotai. '2008 final year'.
 
 
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