F-4 Phantom – For Sale?!

The title does not lie, readers. The sale may have passed by now, but the fact is that an F-4 Phantom was for sale. Learn more about it through the link below:

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Hey, Wanna Buy a Real, Flyable F-4 Phantom?

This legendary test jet set the low-altitude speed record in 1961. Now it can be all yours.

BY KYLE MIZOKAMI

NOV 10, 2020

PLATINUM FIGHTERS

  • The F-4 Phantom was built in 1959 for the U.S. Navy.
  • The aircraft set a new low-altitude speed record, doing 902 miles per hour at 125 feet.
  • The Phantom is the only plane of its kind that is flyable in the civilian world. Now, you can own one for $3.25 million.

An ex-U.S. Navy fighter jet that set the Mach-busting, low-altitude speed record is up for sale.

This 1959 McDonnell Douglas F4H-1F Phantom is the only flyable plane of its kind outside of military service. While the Phantom requires a little bit of TLC to get it flyable, it can now be yours for a cool $3.25 million.

The F-4 Phantom was one of the first multi-service combat jets. Adopted by the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Marine Corps, it was a large, twin-engine fighter utilized for both air-to-air and air-to-ground combat. It was, in many ways, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter of its time, exported to American allies like Japan, Turkey, Israel, Germany, the United Kingdom, and many others.

The F-4 participated in numerous conflicts, including the Vietnam War, the 1973 Yom Kippur War, the Iran-Iraq War, and the 1991 Persian Gulf War.

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One thought on “F-4 Phantom – For Sale?!

  1. Wow, only 3 and a quarter million. Fire sale pricing!
    As a boy in suburban St. Louis, back in the 60’s, I used to see F-4’s in flight frequently. The Missouri ANG had a squadron of them operating out of Lambert Field, and I suppose the fact that McDonnell had its main factory near Lambert probably also contributed to F-4 traffic in the area.
    Now, as an old geezer, I am an aircraft modeler and collector, but this one won’t fit on my shelf, so I’ll pass. 😁 I already have two F-4 models anyway.

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