F4X Phantom

Illustration for the "F4X: The Fastest Phantom" article I wrote for Aviation History Magazine..

Project image

A – Redesigned nose with HIAC-1 LOROP camera.

B – Reinforced polycarbonate cockpit canopies.

C – Conformal water tanks.

D – Altered flight controls.

E – Strakes to improve longitudinal stability.

F – Increased tail area.

G – Camera port (4 total).

H – Air conditioning system ram air intake with water injection added.

I – Radically redesigned engine air intakes.

J – Water injection for pre-compressor cooling added to engines.