Two-seat all-weather interceptor and ground-attack fighter
In Service(RN FG.1):
2,337km/h at 11000m (1452mph at 36,090ft)
Engine (RN/RAF FG.1):
Initially fitted with two Rolls-Royce RB168 Spey Mk. 201 turbofans, later the Spey 203 variant with more rapid reheat light-up for deck launches.
All-metal stressed-skin construction, except for monocoque glass fibre/aluminium radome.
11·71m (38ft 4 9in)
17·55m (57ft 7in)
The Phantom had no internal armament
No Gun pack Carried
Bombs (Ground Attack)
Could carry up to 16,000 lb of stores on eight under wing and one fuselage hard point, though in the attack role stores were normally confined to around 6,000lb plus fuel tanks. Carried under slung weapons including nuclear weapons, up to four Sidewinder missiles, 2 extra Sparrows, up to three-2-inch rocket pods, or three 1,000lb, 750lb or 500lb bombs per pylon.