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.
Location. 34° 54.707′ N, 117° 55.281′ W. Marker is in Edwards AFB, California, in Kern County. Marker can be reached from South Rosamond Boulevard, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located next to the AFFTC Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 405 South Rosamond Boulevard, Edwards CA 93524, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. YA-10B Prototype number 73-1664 (a few steps from this marker); PGM-17A • "Thor" (within shouting distance of this marker); Boeing B-52D - “Stratofortress” (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); A.W. "Tony" LeVier 1913-1998 (about 500 feet away); T-28B - "Trojan" (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edwards AFB.
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