Engines and Fuel System

"This baby will go, and old Smokey will never catch it, because it's got a state-of-the-art fuzz buster inside. Now, it's not legal in all countries, but I'll tell you what, Cal won't tell, no siree."

The F-4E Phantom II is equipped with two General Electric J79-GE-17A/F engines. A turbine-type starter, powered by external air or the expanding gases of a solid propellant cartridge, is employed for engine cranking during starting.

Engine Nozzles In-Flight

It also features an internal fuel system comprising interconnected cells in the fuselage and two internal wing tanks. External fuel can be carried in two wing-mounted 370-gallon tanks and a 600-gallon fuselage-mounted tank.

Wing Tanks In-Flight