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F-4E Phantom II
Modern Phantom
Role Fighter / Multirole
Variants F-4G Phantom II Wild Weasel
F-4X Phantom II
F-4EJ (Japan export)
Operators Usean Allied Forces
Belkan Air Force
Ustio Air Force
Osean Air Defense Force
Yuktobanian Air Force
Independent States Allied Forces
Federal Erusian Air Force
Aurelian Air Force
Leasath Air Force
Estovakian Air Force
Arrows Air Defense and Security
Martinez Security
Valahia
United States Air Force
Japan Air Self-Defense Force
United Nations Forces
USEA Federation
Aces/Squadrons Biela (FEAF)
Dietrich Kellerman
Dryade/Dryad (BAF)
Lanze/Lance (BAF)
Mobius One
Phoenix
Reaper
Gustav Dvornik
Manufacturers McDonnell Douglas
Appearances Air Combat
Air Combat 22
Ace Combat 2
Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War
Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War
Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception
Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
Ace Combat: Joint Assault
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon
Ace Combat Infinity

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.

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

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.

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

  • 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.

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

Description
Statistics
Weapons
Colors

History
F-4Es were operated by the Estovakian Air Force in the early stages of the Emmeria-Estovakia War.

Other gamesEdit

Description
Statistics

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

Weapons

Colors

  • C01: White body.
  • C02: Three-tone RF-4E camouflage.
  • C03: F-4EJ blue body.
  • C04: White body with yellow and black wingtips and stabilizer.
  • C05: Black body with yellow stripes. Modeled after special 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: Sliber 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 aircrafts, 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.

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.

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

Lv.1 Lv.2 Lv.3 Lv.4 Lv.5 Lv.6 Lv.7 Lv.8 Lv.9 Lv.10 Lv.11 Lv.12 Lv.13 Lv.14 Lv.15
Speed E E E+ D D+ D+ D+ C C C+ B B+ A A+
Mobility F F F+ F+ E E E E+ E+ D D+ C C+ B
Stability F+ F+ E E E+ E+ E+ E+ D D D+ D+ C C
Air-to-Air F+ F+ F+ F+ E E E E+ E+ E+ D D D+ D+
Air-to-Ground F F F+ F+ E E E+ E+ E+ D D D+ D+ C
Defense E E E E+ D D+ C C C+ B B+ A A A+
Price Free 6,600 13,750 25,300 46,750 275,000 77,000 159,500 536,250 880,000 1,056,000 1,540,000 1,886,500 2,420,000

Please note that each consecutive aircraft level improves on all of the aircraft's statistics, even if the letter grade doesn't change.

Part Slots

Lv.1 Lv.2 Lv.3 Lv.4 Lv.5 Lv.6 Lv.7 Lv.8 Lv.9 Lv.10 Lv.11 Lv.12 Lv.13 Lv.14 Lv.15
BODY 17 19 20
ARMS 17 19 20
MISC 17 19 20

Weapons

Lv.1 Lv.2 Lv.3 Lv.4 Lv.5 Lv.6 Lv.7 Lv.8 Lv.9 Lv.10 Lv.11 Lv.12 Lv.13 Lv.14 Lv.15
Guns 503 503 549 594 640 686 732 778 824 871 917 963 1,009 1,055
Missiles 78 78 84 90 96 102 108 114 120 126 130 134 138 142
HPAA 6 6 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
LAGM 0 0 0 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
UGB 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Special Weapons

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

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • In Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies, the F-4E is incorrectly depicted and described as a carrier-based aircraft.
  • Color scheme blue top/white bottom (ISAF in AC04 and UAF in ACZ) based on color scheme of Royal Navy Phantom FG1 (F-4K).
  • Three-tone green camouflage (Erusian AF in AC04, Belkan AF ace pilot "Dryade" in ACZ, Leasath AF ace pilot "Manta"/Special color scheme 1 in ACX, C02/Valahia in ACJA, Estovakian AF ace pilot Gustav Dvornik in AC6) based on color scheme of German RF-4E (reconnaissance variant of F-4E).
  • Marine blue camouflage (Yuktobanian AF in AC5, Belkan AF ace pilot "Lanze" in ACZ, Leasath AF in ACX, color 3 in ACJA) is replica color scheme Japanese F-4EJ Kai.

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