F-4 Phantom Drone Jet For USAF?
November 14, 2012 in Technology
“BAE Systems successfully converted its 300th F-4 Phantom fighter jet into an unmanned flying drone for the U.S. Air Force.”
The final F-4 Phantom destined for conversion to a QF-4 aerial target drone recently entered the 309th Aircraft Maintenance and Regeneration Group’s refurbishment line at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., according to the Desert Lightning News, the base newspaper. AMARG workers last month towed the RF-4C reconnaissance airframe from the base’s aircraft boneyard into a hangar in preparation for modification to its drone configuration, stated the newspaper’s June 1 edition. This final Phantom, serial number 68-0609, will become the 318th QF-4 drone supplied to the Air Force when it is delivered next January.”