The F-4G Wild Weasel is based on rebuilt F-4E airframes which entered service in October 1978. This most expensive Phantom version features 52 aerials designed to detect, identify and locate enemy radars, including various pods under the nose and at the top and bottom of the fin. The F-4G can carry AGM-78 Standard ARM, AGM-88 HARM, AGM-45 Shrike and AGM-65 Maverick, and for self-protection it can still carry three AIM-7 Sparrows the fourth missile station taking an ALQ-199 ECM noise jamming pod. The ALQ-199 is also carried by other aircraft, including the A-10 Warthog.
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Updated Sunday, May 02, 1999 11:19:54 AM