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The F-4X Phantom II is an advanced F-4E Phantom II derivative proposed under the joint Israeli-American project Peace Jack. It called for the development of an advanced F-4 housing the HIAC-1 reconnaissance camera for operations over Israel's neighboring Arab countries. The aircraft, fitted with dual 2500-gallon conformal water tanks for increased engine efficiency, would be able to break Mach 3 and be capable of cruising speeds around Mach 2.7, allowing Israel unhindered intelligence-gathering capabilities and would bring up a contender for the formidable SR-71 Blackbird. It was also because of these capabilities that there was talk of converting the aircraft into a new class of interceptor. As the situation would have it, the in-production development of the American F-15C Eagle and a perceived threat to the recce dominance of the SR-71 would subsequently end the development of the F-4X, and project Peace Jack, by 1974.

Aces

Armament

Standard Weapons

Special Weapons

  • XMAA: AIM-120B AMRAAM

Statistics

  • Speed: 83
  • Mobility: 54
  • Stability: 61
  • Defense: 60
  • Air-to-Air: 73
  • Air-to-Ground: 37

Sources

McDonnell F-4X/RF-4X Phantom II - [1]

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