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Aircraft Type: RF-4C Phantom II, McDonnell Douglas  

Mission: All-weather photographic reconnaissance  

Number Built: The U.S. Air Force accepted 2,874 Phantoms (all models), 505 of which were the RF-4C model type.  

Crew: 2  

Engines: Two General Electric J-79-GE-15s of 17,000 pounds thrust each with afterburner  

Dimensions: Wingspan: 38′ 5″, length: 62′ 10″, height: 16′ 6″  

Performance: Maximum speed 1,384 mph, cruising speed 575 mph, range 1,632 miles without aerial refueling, service ceiling 55,200 feet