1959 McDonnell F4H-1F Phantom II

s/n 150310 N815WF

"World's Only Privately Owned F-4 Phantom Capable of Flight"

Specifications

Airframe:

461 hrs TTSN

0 Time Since restoration - currently 80-85% completed

Engines: to be overhauled

General Electric J-79-8 upgraded to -15

3x engines currently at Aero Turbine awaiting overhaul

2x engines in California as spares

Ejection Seats: Will be Hot

Martin Baker Mk 7 seats "0/0"

New Crew Parachutes and Survival Kits

Pyro Charges Available


Avionics: TBD

Exterior:

Painted - United States Navy - Excellent Condition

Other:

Centerline and Outboard droptanks

2x Drag Chutes

Restoration: Currently 80-85%  completed

- Airframe has undergone a complete IRAN per U.S. Navy standards

- Dual Controls installed in the rear cockpit

- All components overhauled to "0 time" condition

- Aircraft has been completely rewired

- Fuel system rebuilt with new fuel cells

- All hydraulics rebuilt with Stainless Steel lines

- All three hydraulic systems overhauled

- 2 pneumatic systems overhauled

- New wheels and brakes

History:

F4H-1F ‘145310’ was delivered to the Navy in 1959 and was the 11th pre-production aircraft built. 1961 was a memorable year for the jet. On 22nd April 1961, it carried a very impressive 22 Mk83 500lb bombs on various hardpoints under the aircraft and dropped them on a range at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. This demonstration was the deciding factor for the United States Air Force to also order the aircraft.

In August 1961, 145310 was one of three F4H-1F Phantom II's used by the U.S. Navy to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of U.S. Naval Aviation. Operation "Sageburner" was sanctioned to set a new low-altitude speed record. On August 28, 1961, BuNo 145307 (sister ship to 145310) set a new low-altitude speed record at an average speed of 902.760 mph over a 3 km course at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.  The maximum height reached during this record was 125 feet, hence the name "Project Sageburner". The record setting airframe, 145307 is currently in storage at the National Air and Space Museum's Paul Garber facility in Maryland.

Later, during a weapons test, BuNu 145310 had part of the undercarriage door and pylon were burnt by a Sidewinder missile and later that year, the aircraft suffered an engine failure. Thankfully landing safely. BuNu 145310 last saw use in September 1964 when the Navy retired their test aircraft. It had completed 461 hours.

Never demilled, BuNu 145310 has been under restoration to airworthy condition for the past 10 years by Aircraft Restoration Services LLC at the French Valley Airport, CA.  It is being offered for sale As Is, Where Is.

Sales may be subject to local Sales Tax / V.A.T. / G.S.T.  
Aircraft maybe subject to prior sale, lease, and/or removal from the market without prior notice.
Specifications subject to verification upon inspection.

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