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F-4 Images

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F-4 3-View line art Feb 1998 EG-0025-01 34 KBytes 81 KBytes 141 KBytes 175 KBytes
F-4B 3-View line art Feb 1998 EG-0025-02 7 KBytes 154 KBytes

NASA Flight Research Center acquired an F-4A Phantom II on December 3, 1965. It made fifty-five flights in support of short programs, chase on X-15 missions and lifting body flights. The F-4A also supported a biomedical monitoring program involving 1,000 flights by NASA Flight Research Center aerospace research pilots and students of the USAF Aerospace Research Pilot School flying high-performance aircraft. The pilots were instrumented to record accurate and reliable data of electrocardiogram, respiration rate and normal acceleration.

In 1967 the F-4A supported a brief military-inspired program to determine whether an airplane's sonic boom could be directed and whether it could possibly be used as a weapon of sorts, or at least an annoyance. NASA also flew an F-4C in a spanwise blowing study from 1983 to 1985, after which it was returned to the Air Force.



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