The F-4E Phantom II is a tandem two-seat, twin-engined, all-weather, long-range supersonic jet interceptor fighter/fighter-bomber originally developed for the U.S. Navy. First entering service in 1960, the Phantom continued to form a major part of U.S. military air power throughout the 1970s and 1980s, and even now are in active service with a number of other countries.
Despite the imposing dimensions and a maximum takeoff weight of over 27,000 the F-4E had a top speed of Mach 2.23 and an initial climb of over 41,000 ft/min. Shortly after its introduction, the Phantom set 15 world records, including an absolute speed record of 1,606.342 mph and an absolute altitude record of 98,557 ft.
The F-4 had several variants, but this model the F-4E was the one chosen by The Thunderbirds, who are the air demonstration squadron of the U.S. Air Force.
An F-4E releases its ordnance pictured below:
Like all the planes in the Starmax range, the Phantom has lots of detail, a great factory finished look, with a clear canopy with cockpit, the landing gear are easy to remove and replace, and the whole model has been designed for easy fan access for maintenance.
In the air, it's phenomenal, capable of around 70mph, which for something less than 80cms long is very fast indeed. It is launchable by hand or will take off from the ground with ease. As you can no doubt imagine, this package of power and size, makes for an extremely agile aeroplane; this fighter has an amazing 3D aerobatic repertoire in experienced hands with a tremendous roll rate and an ability to climb vertically at incredible speed. The videos show you just how capable the F-4E is!
This Nitrotek jet comes with a 2.4G radio which means the range is longer and more stable plus you do not have to worry about interference from other fliers. It is also equipped with a powerful brushless motor, for the best performance. The plane is made from strong but lightweight foam that is more resistant to crashes and gives easier stable flight even in windy conditions. This aeroplane can take off from the ground or can be hand launched.