Aircraft Photo of 65-0736 / 50736 | McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom II | USA - Air Force | #309872
Registration / Serial:65-0736
Alternate Serial:50736
Aircraft Original Type:McDonnell F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom II
C/n (msn):1795
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Unit Markings:111 FIS
City / Airport:Houston - EllingtonMap
Region / Country:Texas, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KEFD   IATA: EFD   Local: EFD   Other: -
Photo Date:7 August 1989
Photo by:Stephan de Bruijn
Photo ID: 309872
Photo Comment

Check the AIM-7 Sparrow medium-range semi-active radar homing air-to-air missile underneath the fuselage. The Sparrow was the West's principal Beyond Visual Range air-to-air missile from the late 1950s until the 1990s. The yellow stripe marking on this Sparrow denote the missile is a high explosive hazard, or a live missile as it is called. The 111th Fighter Interceptor Squadron was part of the Texas Air National Guard. In December 1989, only some months after this picture was taken, the 111th FIS started receiving F-16C/D Fighting Falcons to replace their F-4Ds.

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