Aircraft Photo of 145307 | McDonnell F-4A Phantom II | USA - Navy | #2604
Registration / Serial:145307
Other Marks:AD-180
Aircraft Original Type:McDonnell F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Version:McDonnell F-4A Phantom II
C/n (msn):8
Operator Titles:USA - Navy
City / Area:Silver Hill / NASM Garber Facility [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:Maryland, United States
Collection:National Air and Space Museum (Smithsonian) - Paul E. Garber Restoration Facility (Silver Hill)
Photo Date:September 1979
Photo by:Richard Vandervord
Photo ID: 2604
Photo Comment

This early Phantom (original designation F4H-1F) set a low-altitude speed record, still unbeaten, on 28.8.61, when Lts Huntington Hardisty (pilot) and Earl De Esch (RIO) flew her at 903 mph over a 3 km low-altitude course at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The maximum altitude reached was only 125 ft, fully living up to the project name - Sageburner. 145307 is seen here at the NASM's storage facility with B-29 'Enola Gay'

This photo is copyright © Richard Vandervord, and may not be used or published in any way without permission.

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