Phantom 50th

1958-2008

Where are they now ?

1st - 142259 - First Flight 27th May 1958 - w/o on test flight 21/10/1959

Crew Test Pilot Gerald 'Zeke' Huelsbeck killed.

1000th - 152276 - F-4B - Delivered to USN 7/7/1965 - w/o 24/1/1966 VMFA-314 SEA Loss - Possibly collided with 152265

Crew Capt D. Sprick (KIA) 2Lt D. Booze (KIA)

2000th - 66-7533 - F-4D - Delivered 12/3/1967 - w/o 19/9/1967 435 TFS/8th TFW SEA Loss - Hit by 57mm AAA

Crew Maj L Boothby and !st Lt George McKinney Jr, ejected both ok recovered from Northern Thailand.

3000th - 155772 - F-4J - Delivered 5/9/1968 - upgraded to F-4S (7/10/1981) VMFA-212 4-87 Scrapped 1999

4000th - 69-7294 - F-4E - Delivered 1/2/1971 - Converted to F-4G (3/12/1989) - Converted to QF-4G (2/4/1998) - w/o in flight 4/11/1998

5000th  - 77-0290 F-4E - Delivered to Turkey 24/5/1978 -

Upgraded to F-4E/2020 standard and as at 27/12/2012 Operational with Turkish Air Force (No squadron markings).

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Turkey---Air/McDonnell-Douglas-F-4E/2209365/L/

5057th - 78-0744 - F-4E - Delivered to South Korea 25/10/1979

17-8440 - F-4EJ - Delivered 20/05//1981 Upgraded to Kai standard - Still operational 16/11/2012 (Unmarked) -Last Japanese and Last F-4 built

http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?regsearch=17-8440

all photos copyright Boeing - Except Japanese F-4EJ.

Last Updated 12-01-2013 (c) 12-02-2008