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The F-4E Phantom II is a dual-seat multirole fighter aircraft created by the former McDonnell Douglas.

DescriptionEdit

One of the foremost aircraft of the United States Armed Forces during the mid to late 20th century, the F-4 was originally conceived in 1952 as a successor to the F3H Demon to satisfy US Navy requirements for an all-weather fighter-bomber. A preliminary prototype, the XF4H-1, was made two years later and competed against the Vought XF8U-3 Crusader III, which it ultimately defeated. It was named after the FH-1 Phantom, a carrier aircraft previously produced by the company.

The Phantom II was adopted in 1962 on the orders of Robert McNamara as a unified aircraft for the USAF, including the Navy, Marine Corps and the Air Force, its main user. It was one of the United States' main fighters during the Vietnam War, and was exported to several other countries, including Japan, Australia and Turkey. It was retired from combat service by the US in 1996, but remains operational in other nations. The most produced variant was the F-4E of the USAF, of which over 5,000 were produced.

Strangereal universeEdit

In the Strangereal world, the F-4E was employed as a carrier-based fighter by several militaries, including the Independent States Allied Forces and the Aurelian Navy. Other countries, such as Belka and the Osean Federation, fielded them instead as conventional air force aircraft. During the Emmeria-Estovakia War, F-4Es were deployed in a limited manner by the Estovakian Air Force, and were supposedly retired from combat service after the Emmerian counterattack campaign. A single F-4E was also used by Gustav Dvornik presumably as his personal aircraft.

Infinity universe Edit

The Phantom saw extremely limited use in the USEA Federation. A few units were seen in action over Tokyo, but most if not all units were shot down by the UNF.

As for the UNF, the F-4E was a very popular aircraft for starters, being one of the most flown aircraft during Operation Eternal Liberation.

Game analysisEdit

Main gamesEdit

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Description

"Large carrier-based jet designed to shoot down enemy aircraft and destroy ground targets."
― Hangar description

Statistics

  • Speed: 35
  • Mobility: 35
  • Stability: 35
  • Defense: 55
  • Air-to-Air: 45
  • Air-to-Ground: 35

Weapons

Colors

  • Standard: Blue body and white underside with ISAF markings. Based on the Phantom FG1 operated by the United Kingdom's Royal Navy.
  • Erusea: Three-tone green camouflage. Based on German RF-4E reconnaissance units.
  • Special: Yellow body with tiger stripes.

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Description

"Large fighter aircraft known as the "Phantom II". Although its design is outdated, its massive payload and superior range make it effective in both aerial and ground combat."
― Hangar description

Statistics

  • Speed: 63
  • Mobility: 32
  • Stability: 46
  • Defense: 56
  • Air-to-Air: 25
  • Air-to-Ground: 50

Weapons

  • Gun 20-mm M61A1 Vulcan six-barrel rotary cannon
  • Missile AIM-9M Sidewinder (x62)
  • Napalm Bomb BLU-32 (x10)

Colors

  • OS: Air superiority gray.
  • RZ: Black with red top of the fin
  • YK: Marine blue JASDF body.

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Description

"Large fighter aircraft known as the "Phantom II". Althogh its design is outdated, its massive payload and superior range make it effective in both aerial and ground combat."
― Hangar description

Statistics

  • Speed: 63
  • Mobility: 32
  • Stability: 46
  • Defense: 56
  • Air-to-Air: 25
  • Air-to-Ground: 50

Weapons

Colors

  • Standard: Blue body and white underside
  • Mercenary: Tree-tone green camouflage
  • Soldier: Two-tone marine blue camouflage
  • Knight: Two-tone gray (Hill Gray)
  • Special: Silber Squadron color scheme

Aces

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Description

How to Unlock

Available at the start of the game

Statistics

Weapons

Colors

  • Aurelia: White body
  • Leasath: F-4EJ livery
  • Special 1: RF-4E livery
  • Special 2: White body with yellow and black wingtips and stabilizer

Named Pilots

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Description The F-4E is not available to the player in this game

Gallery

Description

"A large fighter with a massive payload and superior range making it effective in both air-to-air and air-to-ground combat."
― Hangar description

How to Unlock

Available at the start of the game

Statistics

  • Speed: 66
  • Air-to-Air: 51
  • Air-to-Ground: 15
  • Mobility: 30
  • Stability: 39
  • Defense: 45

Weapons

Colors

  • C01: White body.
  • C02: F-4EJ blue
  • C03: RF-4E camouflage
  • C04: White body with yellow and black wingtips and stabilizer.
  • C05: Black body with yellow stripes. Modeled after special the F-4EJ Kai flown by the JASDF 3rd Air Wing 8th Squadron in 2008 before its retirement from the unit, complete with "2008 FINAL YEAR" side writing.
  • C06: Silber Squadron camouflage.

Description

General purpose, extra large, carrier-based fighter. Though turning performance can be a bit problematic because of the large size of the aircraft, it boasts top class speed performance among the older generation model aircraft, a high level of durability, and has a large amount of space for armaments. Called the "Phantom II," it is the first aircraft shared by three branches of the U.S. Armed Forces: the Navy, Marines, and Air Force.

How to Unlock


Statistics

  • Speed:
  • Mobility:
  • Stability:
  • Fire Power:
  • Defense:

Weapons

Colors

  • Color 01: Air superiority gray.
  • Color 02: "European One" camouflage.
  • Color 03: "Southeast Asia" camouflage pattern with sharksmouth nose art. Modeled after special Phantoms from the 50th anniversary of the US Air Force in 1997. F-4E 68-0337 and 68-0531 Phantoms (Holloman Air Force Base, tail code HO) painted to commemorate B.Gen Steve Ritchie’s MiG Kills as well as the 50th anniversary of the USAF. This being the 25th anniversary of Ritchie shooting down his fifth and final MiG-21 on the 28th August 1972.

Gallery

Description

A large fighter with a massive payload and superior range making it effective in both air-to-air and air-to-ground combat.

Statistics

Weapons


Colors

  • C01: Gray camouflage
  • C02: 3-tone olive camouflage
  • C03: F-4EJ livery
  • C04: Slightly darker shade of Color 2
  • C05: Pink/purple version of Color 3
  • C06: Color 2 with teal shades

Named Pilots

  • Pennant Squadron
  • Razorback

Description

"General purpose, extra large, carrier-based fighter. Though turning performance can be a bit problematic because of the large size of the aircraft, it boasts top class speed performance among the older generation model aircraft, a high level of durability, and has a large amount of space for armaments. Called the "Phantom II", it is the first aircraft shared by three branches of the U.S. Armed Forces: the Navy, Marines, and Air Force."
Hangar
Statistics
Cst SPD MOB STA A2A A2G DEF Price Total Price
Lv.1 350 E F F+ F+ F E 0 0
Lv.2 382 E F F+ F+ F E 6,600 6,600
Lv.3 414 E+ F+ E F+ F+ E 13,750 20,350
Lv.4 446 D F+ E F+ F+ E+ 25,300 45,650
Lv.5 478 D+ E E+ E E D 46,750 92,400
Lv.6 510 D+ E E+ E E D+ 275,000 367,400
Lv.7 542 D+ E E+ E E+ C 77,000 444,400
Lv.8 574 C E+ E+ E+ E+ C 159,500 603,900
Lv.9 606 C E+ D E+ E+ C+ 536,250 1,140,150
Lv.10 638 C+ D D E+ D B 880,000 2,020,150
Lv.11 685 B D+ D+ D D B+ 1,056,000 3,076,150
Lv.12 732 B+ C D+ D D+ A 1,540,000 4,616,150
Lv.13 779 A C+ C D+ D+ A 1,886,500 6,502,650
Lv.14 826 A+ B C D+ C A+ 2,420,000 8,922,650
Lv.15 873 S B+ C+ C C+ S 3,806,000 12,728,650
Lv.16 932 S+ B+ C+ C+ C+ S 4,334,000 17,062,650
Lv.17 991 S+ A B C+ B S+ 4,955,500 22,018,150
Lv.18 1050 S+ A+ B+ B B S+ 5,571,500 27,589,650
Lv.19 1109 S+ S A B+ B+ S+ 7,122,500 34,712,150
Lv.20 1168 S+ S+ A+ B+ A S+ 8,981,500 43,693,650
Weapons
GUN MSL HPAA LAGM UGB
Lv.1 503 78 4 0 0
Lv.2 503 78 6 0 0
Lv.3 549 84 8 0 0
Lv.4 594 90 9 7 0
Lv.5 640 96 10 8 0
Lv.6 686 102 12 10 0
Lv.7 732 108 13 11 13
Lv.8 778 114 14 12 14
Lv.9 824 120 15 13 15
Lv.10 871 126 16 14 16
Lv.11 917 130 17 15 17
Lv.12 963 134 18 16 18
Lv.13 1,009 138 19 17 19
Lv.14 1,055 142 20 18 20
Lv.15 1102 146 22 20 22
Lv.16 1144 148 23 21 23
Lv.17 1186 150 24 22 24
Lv.18 1228 152 25 23 25
Lv.19 1270 154 26 24 26
Lv.20 1312 156 28 26 28

Part Slots
These are the minimum part slots this aircraft carries at the respective levels. More can be added by repeatedly sortieing with the aircraft (see below). Keep in mind that a maximum of 7 parts can be equipped at any time, regardless of available slots.

BODY ARMS MISC
Lv.1-5 17 17 17
Lv.6-14 19 19 19
Lv.15-19 20 20 20
Lv.20 21 21 21
This aircraft's part slots can be steadily increased by repeatedly sortieing with it. The "part slot expansion points" required are displayed below; when all of the points for one expansion are obtained, all three part slot categories will receive one additional slot and the left-over points will carry over towards the next expansion. After each sortie, players will receive anywhere between 100 to 130 expansion points (x2.5 for using two fuel, or x4.5 for using three fuel).

If any expansion is not displayed, then data is not yet available for that particular expansion.

Expansion Points Required Approx. Sorties
+1 1,297 10 - 13
+3 2,984 23 - 30
+4 4,177 32 - 42
+5 5,371 41 - 54
Toggle Info on Part Slot Expansions

Nicknames
Upgrading this aircraft to these levels will unlock the respective nicknames for use at any time.

  • Lv.3: Phantom Rider
  • Lv.10: Phantom Master
  • Lv.15: Vietnam Vet
  • Lv.20: No Plans To Retire

Colors

  • Default: Standard low visibility grey
  • F-4E Normal Skin #01: Vietnam style camouflage with shark mouth nose art
    • Also comes in a grey three color scheme and a three color blue aggressor scheme
  • F-4E "Inferno" Skin: Black body with bright flames, large teeth around the nose, skull emblem on the tail
    • During the beta tests, this skin was available as free DLC.
    • In the full game, this skin was a limited-time drop from May 20 through June 4, 2014, and then available for 40 Special Supply tickets from December 3, 2014 through January 31, 2015.
    • Emblems cannot be applied to the aircraft's tail when using this skin.
  • F-4E "Silber" Skin: Silber Ace camo from Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War
  • F-4E Event Skin #01: Dark green camouflage
  • F-4E “AC” Skin #01: White, red, and purple livery from Air Combat (PS1)
  • F-4E “AC” Skin #02: Black, blue, and purple livery. A variation of F-4E “AC” Skin #01.

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TriviaEdit

  • In various games in the series, the F-4E is incorrectly depicted and described as a carrier-based aircraft.
  • The ISAF colour scheme in AC04 and the Standard paint scheme ACZ are based on the color scheme of the Royal Navy Phantom FG1 (F-4K).
  • The Erusian color scheme in AC04, Dryade's paint scheme in ACZ, Manta's paint scheme in ACX, Color 2 in ACJA, Estovakia SP colour scheme in AC6 are based on the color scheme of the German RF-4E (reconnaissance variant of F-4E).
  • The YK color scheme in AC5, Lanze's paint scheme in ACZ, Leasath's paint scheme in ACX, Color 3 in ACJA is the color scheme of the Japanese F-4EJ Kai.
    • Strangely in Skies of Deception, the paint scheme features Blaze's number 016 on the nose of the aircraft, but only on the right side.

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