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 1st 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 19/06/2012 Operational with Turkish Air Force 171 Filo .
Still Current - June 2019
5057th - 78-0744 - F-4E - Delivered to South Korea 25/10/1979
17-8440 - F-4EJ - Delivered 20/05//1981 Upgraded to Kai standard - Flown to Hamamatsu Musuem Dec 2020 - Last Japanese and Last F-4 built
Photo by Leo Kiewik - Many Thanks
all photos copyright Boeing - Except Japanese F-4EJ.
Last Updated 11-02-2021 (c) 12-02-2008