​​History of RF-4C Phantom II 67-0438/FPO754
Specifications

Aircraft Type: RF-4C Phantom II, McDonnell Douglas

Mission: All-weather Photographic Reconnaissance

Number Built: The U.S. Air Force accepted 2,874 Phantoms (all models), 505 of which were the RF-4C model type

Crew: 2

Engines: Two General Electric J-79-GE-15s of 17,000 lbs. thrust each with afterburner

Dimensions: Wingspan: 38′ 5″, Length: 62′ 10″, Height: 16′ 6″

Armament: None, although some later models equipped with 4 sidewinder air-to-air missiles

Performance : ​​ Maximum Speed: 1,384 mph 
                            Cruising Speed: 575 mph 
                            Range: 1,632 miles (without aerial refueling)
                            Service Ceiling: 55,200 ft.


Photo courtesy of Wikipedia​
Photo courtesy of Robin Walker​
Photo courtesy of Kevin L. Patrick​
Photo courtesy of Kevin L. Patrick​
Photo courtesy of Kevin L. Patrick​


RF-4C 67-0438             McDonnell Douglas, St. Louis, MO. First Flight 01/25/1968

RF-4C 67-0438             75TRW - Bergstrom Air Force Base, Austin, TX.

                                       Tactical Air Command - Date Delivered 05/01/1968
                                       Transferred 07/15/1971

RF-4C 67-0438  "BA"   67TRW - Bergstrom Air Force Base, Austin, TX
                                       Tactical Air Command - Date Delivered 07/15/1971
                                       Transferred 07/20/1977

RF-4C 67-0438  "ZZ"    15TRS/18TFW - Kadena Air Force Base,  Okinawa, Japan

                                        Pacific Air Force - Date Delivered 07/20/1977
                                        Transferred 08/09/1978

RF-4C 67-0438  "JO"   363TRW - Shaw Air Force Base, Sumter, SC

                                       Tactical Air Command - Date Delivered  08/09/1978
                                       Transferred 09/21/1979

RF-4C 67-0438  "KE"  153TRS/186TRG - Key Field ANG Base, Meridian, MS

                                      Air National Guard - Date Delivered 09/21/1979
                                      Transferred 09/09/1991

RF-4C 67-0438             309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group

                                       Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tuscon, AZ. 
                                       Control Number FP0754 - Date Delivered 09/09/1991
Photo courtesy of Jeff Summerlin
Photo courtesy of Jeff Summerlin
Photo courtesy of Jeff Summerlin
Photo courtesy of Jeff Summerlin
Above photos taken at "The Boneyard" Davis-Monthan, AFB, Tuscon, AZ. October 2018.

RF-4C Phantom 67-0438/FPO754 was awarded to the State of Mississippi and the City of Meridian on September 4, 2018 through the General Services Administration.  This former aircraft of Meridian's Air National Guard unit will be used as Static Display in the East Mississippi Veterans Memorial Park.
Please help the East Mississippi Veterans Memorial Foundation bring a piece of history back to Meridian so that it can be a part of this lasting tribute to our area veterans.
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