...Well, frack all and that too. Thanks to *whoever* was responsible for making the information available to us!Stargazer2006 said:Folks, the find is NOT overscan's. The McDonnell list was provided to overscan and myself (maybe some others too?) by another forum member a few months ago on condition that it remain unpublished until we had the go-ahead. I never published it myself, not having received the go-ahead. I believe overscan must have been allowed to link it at last.
Very interesting article thanks hesham!!hesham said:Hi,
here is a development from Boeing to Phantom;
Interesting.........but that's still a whole lot of expensive plane for just 4 x Aim-9's and a 20mm cannon (granted the built in M61 was both sensible and long over neglected in the basic Phantom II concept!!)RAP said:Hi- Here is some info on the F-4E(F). It was designed as an air superiority fighter for Germany in 1970. To reduce weight, the aft crew station was removed as well as all equipment related to the Sparrow missiles and the maneuvering slates. Weapons would be M61 and Sidewinders.
sferrin said:Would have liked to have seen an 1120-powered Phantom.
"Two PW1120 powerplants were installed in the same F-4E and it was flown for the first time on 24 April 1987. This proved very successful, allowing the Kurnass 2000 to exceed Mach 1 without the afterburners, and endowing a combat thrust-to-weight ratio of 1.04 (17 per cent better than the F-4E). This improved the sustained turn rate by 15 per cent, the climb rate by 36 per cent, medium-level acceleration by 27 per cent and low-level speed with 18 bombs from 1,046 km/h to 1,120 km/h (654 - 700 mph or 565 kts to 605 kts). It was demonstrated at the Paris Air Show in 1987."
That's exactly what they did at the Boeing shop. It must be nice to get paid at defense contractor union rates, just to build model kits! To be fair, this Phantom II is very well built and weighted. The Conformal Weapons Carriage and the ordnance packs are 100% Boeing and attach with a clever system of magnets and plates.aim9xray said:Oh, that's funny. It looks like the Boeing in-house model shop went out to the local five-and-dime store and bought an Aurora F4H model kit in 1/48th scale (well, more or less). Which makes sense, as there was only the Fujimi 1/48th F-4E available (and the Marusan 1/50th F-4B - if you could find it in Kansas).
Wow,nice find my dear Circle-5.circle-5 said:Here's a Boeing display model of their Conformal Weapons Carriage for the McDonnell F-4. A variety of other types of bombs and munitions could be carried.