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McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II
The F-4J Phantom II, primary US fighter in the Vietnam War.
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McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II

The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is a two seat supersonic long-range all-weather fighter-bomber originally developed for the U.S. Navy by McDonnell Douglas. It was used by the U.S. military from 1960 to 1996, and was the primary air superiority fighter and a workhorse fighter-bomber for the USAF, Navy and Marines during the Vietnam war. As of now, 1100 are in service as drones, as well as in foreign service.

The Phantom could carry up to 18,650lbs of weapons on weapons on nine external hard points, including air-to-ground missiles, and unguided, guided, and nuclear bombs. The F-4 was build without an internal cannon. Air combat experience over North Vietnam led to the adoption of the Phantom by both the Navy and Air Force as the primary air superiority fighter of both services. Its large wing and powerful engines gave it competitive performance against smaller Migs and the weapons systems officer assisted in spotting opposing fighters in visual range dogfights as well as with radar.

Without further due, this is my F-4J. It took me a good couple days to build, and I am quite happy of how it turned out. Despite its basic straight-forward look, it was quite tough to build. Like real Phantoms, the jet is quite large, and the flat look of my Phantom was intentional. I built (or..tried my best to) this plane true-to-life.

The canopy I am especially proud of. Obviously, LEGO doesn’t make specific cockpit canopies, and the Star Wars canopies weren't doing it for me, either, so I constructed one out of sloped 1 and 2x2's, and some decals.
The decals were mostly made on paint program on my computer, with the exception of a few.

As like many other MOCs, mine has its shares of inaccuracies. First off, since my canopy is made out of bricks, i couldn’t construct a cockpit. Secondly, my wings are already thin, 2/3 studs, and unlike most fighters of its day, the Phantom's rear landing gear was built and stored right into its wings. This is extremely hard to translate into LEGOs, so for now, I have left a fixed landing gear. Desperately, I found Ralph's old Phantom drawings and saw how he did his landing gear. Of course, it's great, but his design would've made me reconstruct a better portion of my wings, something I'm considering doing now.

Like I say on my other mocs, other inaccuracies should be slight.

Enjoy




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   Showing the weapons. For some reason, MOCpages wouldnt let me post my Phantom for awhile now, so to cut back on the webspace, I could only include some of the pictures, so see more pictures on my brickshelf page.



Comments

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  January 22, 2014
This is great yo!
  January 22, 2014
Not bad, reminds me of some of the ones I made when I was younger. Check out my various F-4 Phantoms made using LDD for ideas how to solve some of your engineering issues. Keep it up!
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  January 22, 2014
sweet
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  January 22, 2014
Cool model. Great shaping and ordinance. Congrats on MOTD.
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  January 22, 2014
Great Moc!
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  January 22, 2014
Great!! And congratulation!! 5/5
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  January 22, 2014
Cool build and congrats on MOTD!
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  January 22, 2014
wow, very nice. This was my first model from Revell which I built in my youth.
  June 18, 2012
The Navy marking is slightly large,but otherwise I like it.You should add more markings on the tail,that would look great.
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  May 7, 2012
Awesome! You really captured the look of the Phantom perfectly!
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  March 18, 2012
excellent
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  November 24, 2011
Is it a set or did you build it yourself because that looks exactly like one well done!!!!
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  April 28, 2011
A very nice F-4 fighter. It's is probaly the best one I have seen made out of LEGOs. I still perfer WWII era aircraft but the F-4 is my 2nd favorate plane when it comes to jets. The first being the Mig-21.
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  February 4, 2011
superb!
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  December 3, 2010
very nicely constructed.
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  November 10, 2010
i built one much smaller and uglier when I was 8!
Philip T.
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Brendan Dore
  July 27, 2010
Yes yes yessity yes.
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  June 19, 2010
This is FANTASTIC! My favorite fighter, and now one of my favorite MOCs.
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  June 18, 2010
The F-4 is my favorite plane of all time nomatter what!!! this is the best f-4 ive ever seen!!!!!
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  August 23, 2009
YES! YES! By the looks of it youve reaserched the plane! for a good model, you need a clear image of the plane or have a picture of the plane to build on! i hate it when people dont reasearch the plane and it looks nothing like the real thing. kudos to you!
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  August 19, 2009
the Navy also had F-4N's
Philip T.
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Jesse Pennebaker
  July 16, 2009
that is incredible. i saw on at the lakeland, fl airshow, i go every year scince i was 10
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  June 22, 2009
Awesome my dad flew RAF phantoms!
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  April 4, 2009
Of course the navy had phantoms!
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  February 7, 2009
incredible
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  November 13, 2008
Wow. That captures the shape perfectly! Check out my f-14.
Philip T.
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jamie hewitt
  July 21, 2008
OMG! THATS AUSOME!
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  July 7, 2008
that is the best plane on mocpages!!!!
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  March 15, 2008
very awsome very realistic keep it up:)
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  March 1, 2008
wow! that is defenatly your best creation! nice use of color and stickers
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  February 19, 2008
nice!!!! love F-4 phantoms!
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  February 5, 2008
Sweet! Love the weapons. When you look at it, you really can say it looks like an F-4 (they are sweet planes). Great job. I am sad about the cockpit, though.
Philip T.
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patrick hafer
  December 1, 2007
the f4-phantom is my favorite plane!
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  September 11, 2007
If anything, give it a claer cockpit. But it is the best F-4J so be proud!
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  July 19, 2007
NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thats all I have to say, love how you also bothered to add the decals too
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  March 29, 2007
Very god indeed, but...some details to change: according to me, the wings are perfectible (have a look on Ralph's drawing). There is a better lego part available for the front jet intake (to be wider and thinner)and for the exit also. The main landing gear is better on Ralph's model but I prefer the canopy and nose (thanks to a Megabloks part)on your's. The perfect Lego Phantom would be a mix between your's and Ralph's one.
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  March 28, 2007
Hi Phil, thats incredible! You captured the shape brilliantly, and the color aswell. I can't find anything wrong with this except the weapons but im not an expert on the F-4. Its great to see you building so many planes, please check out my similar aircraft. Great job, Alex.
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  March 28, 2007
EXCELENTAY!
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  March 28, 2007
Freakin' awesome. You did a great job on the Phantom, keep up the good work!
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  March 28, 2007
that's really nice, i like all the attention to detail and the little bricks that make it so cool. i could never do something like that, not now anyway
 
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