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VF-84 during operation nickel grass load out


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Hi all, building a VF-84 F-4J, flying protection participating in operation nickel grass, during the Yom Kippur war. What would the typical load out be? Thanks for your help. 
 

cheers Si 

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You won't go far wrong with a load of sparrows, sidewinders and a centre line tank. The USN tended to use the centre line tank more than the wing tanks because of stresses caused by the catapult launches of the carriers.

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Typically for that period it would be what @iainpeden said, the Sidewinders would be the AIM-9G/H model and your Sparrows would be AIM-7Es, but they're identical to the -7Fs in most kits.

 

F-4J_Phantom_VF-114_in_flight_1972.jpg

(Wikipedia) pic is from 1972 probably during the Linebacker II era in SE Asia, note the TERs on the outboard pylons 😉

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