Pooler in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
McDonnell F-4C Phantom
A masterpiece of engineering, the F-4 was originally designed for use aboard Navy aircraft carriers. In 1962 the Air Force adopted a ground attack version of the F-4 after it had easily outperformed its F-106 in head-to-head competition. The F-4 achieved legendary status in Vietnam, scoring 277 combat victories, including the first and last U.S. air victories of the conflict.
Manufactured by McDonnell Aircraft and delivered to the Air Force in 1965, this F-4C Phantom served at various Air Force and Air National Guard units in the United States until it was retired in 1987.
F-4c-23 Phantom S/N 64-0815
Type: All-weather fighter-bomber
Length: 58 ft, 3¾ in
Wing span: 38 ft, 5 in
Weight empty: 28,496 lbs
Speed: 1,433 mph at 40,000 ft
Maximum range: 1,926 mi
Combat weight:38,352 lbs
Maximum bomb load:16,000 lbs
Combat ceiling: 55,600 ft
Erected by Mighty Eighth
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • War, Vietnam. A significant historical year for this entry is 1962.
Location. 32° 6.955′ N, 81° 14.116′ W. Marker is in Pooler, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on Bourne Ave. at Northeast corner of Mighty Eighth AF Museum parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 175 Bourne Ave, Pooler GA 31322, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG- 17A (within shouting distance of this marker); 398th Bombardment Group (Heavy) (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 385th Bombardment Group (H) (about 500 feet away); 466th Bomb Group (H) (about 500 feet away); B/G John S. Allard (about 500 feet away); 491st Bombardment Group (H) (about 500 feet away); The Resistance (about 500 feet away); 489th Bomb Group (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pooler.
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