Edwards AFB in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
NF-4C "Phantom II"
Phantoms have also served with the U.S. Marine Corps and many foreign nations such as Great Britain, Germany, Japan, and Israel. Over 5,000 had been built when production ended in 1979.
This particular Phantom is the first production F-4C. The AFFTC Museum acquired it in 1991 after it had served almost its entire career in flight test. Among its various missions was that of tow aircraft for aerial targets. It is displayed with an RMK-19 tow reel and target unit mounted on its centerline station.
On loan from the USAF Msueum.
Erected by Air Force Flight Test Center Museum.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1958.
Location. 34° 54.707′ N, Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 405 Rosamond Blvd, Edwards CA 93524, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. YA-10B (a few steps from this marker); Air Force Flight Test Center (within shouting distance of this marker); PGM-17A "Thor" (within shouting distance of this marker); Piper PA-48 “Enforcer” (within shouting distance of this marker); Lockheed SR-71A “Blackbird” (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); UC-45J - "Expeditor" (about 400 feet away); T-33A “Shooting Star” (about 400 feet away); N.F.-11 (T.T.-20) - “Meteor” (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edwards AFB.
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