The F-4E was exported to some of the NATO partners (UK, Germany, Spain). The F-4E
Phantom built for the Deutche Luftwaffe received the F-4F designation in 1973. This
aircraft is powered by two J79-MTU-17A engines with afterburners. The engines
were built in Germany by Motoren und
Turbinen Union München GmbH (MTU). The F-4F has wing
leading-edge slats and is outwardly identical to the F-4E except for the slotted
stabilator. There were 175 built between at the McDonnell' factory in St. Louis
between 1973 and 1976.
The images below show typical F-4F Phantom II aircraft instrument panels. Click on
the thumbnails to get a larger versions of these images. These images are scans from
the flight manual fold-out pages. Feel free to contact me for higher resolution scans
or scans of other Phantom instrument panels.
F-4F rear cockpit layout (source: flight manual)
The F-4Fs are currently being phased out of the German Air Force and aircraft are
being sold to other nations or scrapped and the remains sold as scrap metal. The
images below show the scrapping process.
A few F-4F nose sections have been salvaged from scrapping and at least one of these is now being restored. Below a few photographs of such an F-4F Phantom cockpit and nose section that is at present being restored.
Photographs of a German F-4F Phantom nose section salvaged from the scrapyard.
View of salvaged F-4F Phantom rear cockpit instrument panel.
View of radar scope frame and throttle in salvaged F-4F Phantom.
The owner of this project still needs many instruments and other parts to finish the restoration. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any parts available for this project.
In Germany, the home of the F-4F, Mr. Franzke has been working on the restoration of an F-4F instrument panel (see below) and has nearly completed his project. He is still looking for e few small parts, such as the center and left glare shields, the RADAR/HEAT/GUN/ARM lights and the FIRE/OVERHEAT light on the right side of his panel. If you have any of these available for this project, please contact me at email@example.com.