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Goodfellow Air Force Base in Tom Green County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

RF-4C Phantom II

Dedicated 27 July 1990

RF-4C Phantom II Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., February 9, 2014
1. RF-4C Phantom II Marker

Span: 38 feet • Speed: 1,384 mph
Length: 62 feet • Ceiling: 55,200 feet
Cost: $1,900,000 • Engine: 2 GE J-79

In the early 1960s the USAF developed the RF-4C out of the F-4 Phantom II fighter to reinforce the RF-101 in its tactical reconnaissance role. Beginning in 1964, McDonnell Douglas produced 499-RF-4C aircraft for the [U.S.] Air Force. Capable of photo reconnaissance at high or low altitude, day or night, the RF-4 saw service beginning in Southeast Asia in 1965 through the Gulf War in 1991.

Goodfellow's RF-4C (S/N 69-0367) entered the USAF inventory in 1970 at Mountain Home AFB, transferred to Bergstrom AFB in 1971 and to Zweibrucken AB, Germany, in 1973. After returning to the United States in 1987 and to Bergstrom in 1988, the aircraft was dropped from the inventory and placed here in static display in July 1990, where it recognizes Goodfellow's crucial intelligence training mission.

This aircraft is on loan from the US Air Force Museum system
Erected 1990 by United States Air Force.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these
RF-4C Phantom II image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr.
2. RF-4C Phantom II
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topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, 1st Iraq & Desert StormWar, ColdWar, Vietnam. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1990.
Location. 31° 26.266′ N, 100° 24.599′ W. Marker is in Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, in Tom Green County. Marker is at the intersection of Kearney Boulevard and Canberra Street, on the left when traveling north on Kearney Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Goodfellow AFB TX 76908, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named RF-4C Phantom II (here, next to this marker); RQ-4A Global Hawk (within shouting distance of this marker); T-6G Texan (approx. Ό mile away); Goodfellow Field (approx. 0.3 miles away); EC-47 ARDF Operations in Southeast Asia (approx. 0.3 miles away); T-28A Trojan (approx. half a mile away); BT-13A Valiant (approx. half a mile away); Charles B. Metcalfe (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goodfellow Air Force Base.
More about this marker. Access is restricted since marker is on an active United States Air Force base.
Also see . . .
1. These Phantoms Flew 'Unarmed and Unafraid' over Vietnam. HistoryNet website entry (Submitted on June 11, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Gulf War 20th: RF-4C Phantom II in Desert Storm
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. Defense Media Network website entry (Submitted on February 16, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 16, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 742 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 16, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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