Big - Fast - Deadly

Big - Fast - Deadly (HM1RGJ)

Location: Patterson, LA 70392 St. Mary Parish
Country: United States of America

N 29° 40.688', W 91° 17.632'

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F4 Phantom

— 1958-1996 (Navy, Air Force, Marines) —

This plane's last flight was into Memphis, TN. It was towed by truck through Memphis to a rock quarry on the Mississippi River. There, it was loaded onto a rock barge and brought to Morgan City. Once there, it was crane lifted off of the barge and truck towed to the Patterson Airport. There is sat for 10+ years until this museum was built. Soon it will be repainted and raised.

These deadly planes were used for air superiority, close air support, interception attack, reconnaissance and air shows. Currently some foreign countries use this model. In the U.S. they are used for unmanned targets for missile tests. In addition, some private owners use them for air shows.

30,320 empty
62,000 loaded
1,485 MPH @ 4800 feet
62' 11" long
38' 11" wide
16'5" high @ tail
1300 miles
2 J-79 Turbo Jets with 17,900# of thrust each
Air to air Missiles
Air to ground missiles
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Date Added Monday, April 4th, 2016 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 665093 N 3284338
Decimal Degrees29.67813333, -91.29386667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 40.688', W 91° 17.632'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 40' 41.28" N, 91° 17' 37.92" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)985, 337
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Silo Rd, Patterson LA 70392, US
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