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McDonell Douglas F-4E Phantom II

3,762 BandicootNewSnipes  2.4 years ago
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F-4E Phantom II of the Hellenic Air Force.

The Phantom II was a fighter developed around the Vietnam period, base models did not have an integral cannon. This model was equipped with a 20mm M61 Vulcan cannon.
The RF-4 variant was retired from Greece in 2014 and has served for fourty years from 1974.
She cannot turn, but she has speed and the armament to get the dirty work done.
The turn performance was exaggerated and i am currently revising it.

ARMAMENT
Four "Guardians"
Four "Interceptors"
Three Drop tanks which can be dropped with activation group 3

FUNCTIONS
VTOL: Flaps
AG1+VTOL: Folding wings
AG2: Lowers the arrestor hook
AG3: Drop tanks

Final words
I had a lot of fun making this aircraft, making it as accurate as possible was very satisfying. When I got to this point i realised that i really do have some potential.
Thanks for checking it out! :)

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 2 airplane(s) +14 bonus
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 30.1ft (9.2m)
  • Length 49.6ft (15.1m)
  • Height 13.7ft (4.2m)
  • Empty Weight 19,918lbs (9,034kg)
  • Loaded Weight 35,146lbs (15,942kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 1.918
  • Wing Loading 127.6lbs/ft2 (622.9kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 275.5ft2 (25.6m2)
  • Drag Points 7499

Parts

  • Number of Parts 383
  • Control Surfaces 7
  • Performance Cost 1,513
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    @BogdanX You can tell me that flight performance sucks directly instead of passively.
    As stated in the description it was exaggerated and I am revising.

    2.4 years ago
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    10.2k toxicgamer88

    @BogdanX well thats actually a huge difference. may i ask where do you get these flight performance numbers?

    2.4 years ago
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    10.2k toxicgamer88

    @BogdanX to be honest the turn rate didnt really bother me i thought it should be like that because its a heavy aircraft

    2.4 years ago
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    @BandicootNewSnipes hmm yes but how did you upload it?

    2.4 years ago
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    240 Bormag

    @BandicootNewSnipes But uh, I didn't find wings in your plane. Could you tell me where is your wing in F-4?(Sorry for bothering)

    2.4 years ago
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    3,729 Mmdben

    @BandicootNewSnipes What're you going to build next?

    2.4 years ago
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    10.2k toxicgamer88

    my only criticism is the decal proportions, it should be 3:2:1 overall great job!

    2.4 years ago
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    @temporaryaccount PowerPoint.

    2.4 years ago
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    @OC3LOT1142 Thank you!

    2.4 years ago
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    @Dimkal Updated the description.
    Thank you!
    I had confusion between the RF-4 and F-4 being retired, thank you for clarifying.

    2.4 years ago
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    @Phantomgh You just normal wings and scale them, and nudge them into the fuselage or the fuselage wings.

    2.4 years ago
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    nice! i'd suggest adding a black panel where the gear folds in for aesthetics. also the front gear isn't as nice lol
    may I ask what did you use to make the thumbnail?

    2.4 years ago
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    7,388 OC3LOT1142

    Amazing work!

    2.4 years ago
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    240 Bormag

    Matter of fact, it's a great job(at least I cant do that). But, how do you guys make this thing fly without a wing?(I only find some of the stablizers inside this plane)

    2.4 years ago
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    14.2k Viper3000ad

    Finally, we need more Greek wings in SP ! Good job. Ah and Greek in the photo are actually correct. Nice effort

    2.4 years ago
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    31.5k Dimkal

    @BandicootNewSnipes very good build for ur level of experience and a lot of work from u. Regarding the flight behavior, I will agree with other users who told u about the turning performance and overall stability. Also, in ur description u say that F-4 has been retired from HAF. I will say to u to do a more thorough research as F-4E still serves with HAF in 338 Squadron "Ares" and only the RF-4E variant has been decommissioned, but in 2017and not 2015. Nevertheless, u built a cool plane and I hope to see more of u in the future.

    +1 2.4 years ago
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    29.0k Augusta81

    Beautiful..

    2.4 years ago
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    48.6k CoolPeach

    Great job on this one, look forward to future builds!

    2.4 years ago
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    @ChiChiWerx I am and I have been for my past builds, excluding the first upload.
    And I upvoted the Thud a little while ago, I'll take a look at the wings once I'm done with homework and etc.

    2.4 years ago
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    28.1k ChiChiWerx

    By the way, are you using the Designer Suite mod? Your outlines are very good.

    2.4 years ago
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    28.1k ChiChiWerx

    @BandicootNewSnipes please do. It’s a nice build and as you work on it, you can ask questions if you would like. For a wing build technique, please check out m latest build, my F-105, and you’ll see a better technique for realistically shaped wings.

    2.4 years ago
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    @ChiChiWerx thank you, that means a bunch!
    As for the slow turn time, i stated in an earlier comment that i exaggerated it, which thinking back now it sort of eats away at me.
    I'm currently revising it with a new payload and livery, i'll tag you on it's unlisted when it's finshed.
    But that will be later down the road.

    2.4 years ago
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    28.1k ChiChiWerx

    I’m upvoting this primarily because this is great work for a new builder and you seem to be enthusiastic about improving and about SP in general. I would recommend, in addition to what has already been said below, that you study the Phantom’s flight model. Your build simply does not turn...if this was RL, it might be pulling 1 1/2 - 2 Gs. The RL Phantom can sustain 6 Gs and pulls a max of 8.5 Gs (most models). Though it doesn’t turn like an F-16, it doesn’t “not turn” as many here may tell you. Most builders in SP really tone down maneuverability of certain builds—such as the F-4—but it’s actually not realistic. It looks really good, though, and I’ll test fly any build you create, if you would like.

    +2 2.4 years ago
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    16.8k YourWife

    I agree with @Mmdben, the wings could definitely use work. Plus, the trailing edges are curved instead of sharp as normal airfoils do. Do keep in mind this involves a long paneling process if you have multiple segments when you build an airfoil out of 6 or more parts, so transitioning straight into this wont be quick or easy.

    2.4 years ago
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    11.1k shipster

    Well done!

    2.4 years ago
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