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RF-4C Phantom II

No.69-0372 • USAF • Fighter

 

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RF-4C Phantom II Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 28, 2017
1. RF-4C Phantom II Marker
Inscription. The Phantom II is one of the most successful modern aircraft designs, with over 5,000 built. Developed for the U.S. Navy, it was also flown by the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Marine Corps, and was also sold too many foreign countries. Capable of speeds greater than Mach 2, the reconnaissance version carried an array of cameras and sensors to collect tactical information. The RF-4C seen on display was built by the McDonnell Douglas Corporation in St Louis, Missouri and was delivered to the USAF on August 19, 1970. It served with the 363rd TRW at Shaw AFB, South Carolina in 1971; the 26th TRW at Zweibrucken AB, Germany in 1973; the 18th TFW at Kadena AB, Okinawa in 1987 and the 460 TRG at Taegu, Korea in 1989. The markings are those of the 18th TFW at Kadena, Okinawa.
 
Erected by Air Power Park. (Marker Number 010.)
 
Location. 37° 2.602′ N, 76° 21.934′ W. Marker is in Hampton, Virginia. Marker can be reached from West Mercury Boulevard (U.S. 258) west of LaSalle Avenue (Virginia Route 167), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 413 W Mercury Blvd, Hampton VA 23666, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ajax (a few steps from this marker);
RF-4C Phantom II Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 28, 2017
2. RF-4C Phantom II Marker
Nike-Ajax (a few steps from this marker); M-2 Corporal (within shouting distance of this marker); A-2 Polaris (within shouting distance of this marker); F-105D Thunderchief (within shouting distance of this marker); F-89J Scorpion (within shouting distance of this marker); F-101F Voodoo (within shouting distance of this marker); NASA Space History (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hampton.
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, Cold
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 31, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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