ANG F-4C/D Phantoms

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110th TFS Missouri ANG

The MO-ANG transitioned into the F-4C in 1979 after having flown the F-100C for ten years.  The aircraft in these photos were all photographed at El Paso International Airport in the early 1980s.  63-7422 (Gerald McMasters), 64-0661, -0763 and -0772 Bobby Porter).

111th FIS Texas ANG

The Texans transitioned from the F-101 VooDoo into the F-4 in 1982.  I have tried to illustrate every F-4C (and some F-4Ds) on a separate page.

113th TFS Indiana ANG

The 113th had also flown Huns for several years before re-equiping with F-4Cs in 1979.  63-7433, --7447, -7574, 64-0757 and -0791 at Nellis AFB in 1981.  (CB)

114th FITS Oregon ANG

The Eagle painted on the tail of the 114th's Phantoms was one of the more distinctive tail markings applied to F-4s. Even the "subdued" Eagle is very visible.   All of these photos were taken after these birds arrived at AMARC.  F-4C 63-7549, 64-0655, -0673, -0804. (CB)

122nd TFS Louisiana ANG

Like many other Guard units that flew the F-4, the 122nd transitioned from F-100s.  Shortly after getting F-4Cs the name "Coonass Militia" was applied to the vertical tail.  In Louisiana a "Coonass" is not a derogatory term and is in fact one used with pride.  Unfortunately, in the US today there are far too many people looking for a way to be offended where no offense exists.  As a result meanings not meant by the name were applied.  Since we go out of the way to please idiots the name was removed.  All photos were taken on the flight line at NAS New Orleans in the fall of 1982.  F-4Cs 63-7417, -7463, -7522, -7637, 64-0686 and -0794.  (CB)

123rd FIS Oregon ANG

Oregon's second Phantom unit also applied a bird to the tail of their F-4Cs.  This was the same marking carried on their F-101s.
63-7532 at William Tell '84.  This photo was taken from a bus, you can see the reflection of photographers.  63-7626 at AMARC 1989.  63-7670, William Tell '84.  63-7688 at AMARC.  63-7699 at the head of the line, William Tell '84.  This aircraft killed a MiG-17 on May 14, 1967.  64-0713 taxis in after a sortie at William Tell '84.  (CB)

127th TFTS Kansas ANG

The Kansas ANG was responsible for F-4 training during the 1980s and had over forty F-4Ds assigned at one time.  With so many aircraft the Jayhawks sported every camouflage scheme used by the USAF in the '80s.  65-0643 at AMARC in the attractive overall ADC Gray paint job while next to her is 65-0701 in the FUGLY Euro 1 scheme.  (CB)

128th TFS Georgia ANG

136th FIS New York ANG

The Niagara Falls based 136th had rainbow stripes on the tail of the unit's F-4Cs.  At one time Monogram chose this scheme for their 48th scale F-4C.  63-7541, -7568, -7568 (after spraylatting), and -7598, all at AMARC.  63-7662 on final.  (CB)

160th TFS Alabama ANG

163rd TFS Indiana ANG

The Fort Wayne based 163rd flew several F-4Cs that had been modified for use in vietnam as Wild Weasel aircraft.  They could be identified by the APR-25 antenna on the IR fairing under the nose, and a few still had the fairings for the ER-142/ALR-53 antenna forward and below the windscreen on both sides.  63-7440, -7443, -7512, -7513, and 64-0790, all at a Red Flag excersise in 1982.  (CB)

170th TFS Illinois ANG

(Bobby Porter)
171st FIS Michigan ANG

The Michigan air guard had some of the most colorful F-4s flown.  They certainly stood out in a time of decreasing color used by active air force units.  In addition to colorful markings each aircraft carried an aircraft number, a number for each airframe in the unit.  F-4C 63-7583, -7618 and -7666, all three at ELP in December 1981.  (CB)

All good things come to an end, and with the arrival of F-4Ds the markings were toned down completely.  The checker are still there, but no longer in Yellow on 65-0598 at AMARC.  65-0730 simply has "Michigan" in yellow on the tail.  (CB)

178th FIS North Dakota ANG

When the first F-4Ds arrived, the Happy Hooligans slogan was applied to the tail.  This looked good on the SEA camouflaged birds, but looked even better on the ADC gray ones.  64-0939 at AMARC.  64-0949 at an airshow at Lincoln, Nebraska. -0963 at William Tell '84.  -0970, again at AMARC.  Note the 87th FIS F-106 in the background!  -0975 at William Tell.  (CB)

179th FIS Minnesota ANG

The 179th had carried an attractive scheme on their F-101Bs.  When they transitioned to RF-4Cs the markings became simpler.  With the switch to F-4Ds (and a return to Air Defense work), the markings returned to those carried on the VooDoos.  65-0774 at AMARC.  (CB)

182nd TFS Texas ANG

184th TFS Arkansas ANG

Another former Hun unit, the 184th traded in their F-100Ds and Fs for F-4Cs in 1979.  With the F-4s they used several schemes; i.e. SEA, Euro 1, and the Hill schemes.  63-7542 at AMARC.  -7637 in the Euro 1 scheme.  Easily the ugliest scheme ever carried on a Phantom.  64-0725 and -0780 at AMARC.  All carry the Arkansas Razorback in a diamond on the fuselage.  (CB)

194th FIS California ANG

The 194th traded in their F-106s for F-4Ds in the 1980s'.  Though not as attractive as the red and white tail with the California bear carried on the Sixs, the Griffin does look good on the Phantom.  65-0747 at AMARC.  (CB)

196th TFS California ANG

The 196th had the distinction of going from F-102s to O-2s.  That was avenged when they transitioned to F-4Cs.  The F-4 carried the same tail markings that the Deuce and the Skymaster had carried,  This would continue with F-4Es, RF-4Cs and the current KC-135.  63-7463, -7497, -7686, -7711 and 64-0665, All at AMARC.  (CB)

199th FIS Hawaii ANG

The Hawaii guard flew F-4Cs for a number of years, using several camouflage shcemes (fortunately not Euro 1) before replacing the F-4 with F-15s.  63-7414 at Lincoln, Nebraska in 1981. -7454 at AMARC.  -7540 at Holloman AFB. (Bobby Porter)  -7562 at AMARC.  64-0715 again at Holloman.  (Bobby Porter)

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