F-4EJ ファントム II
|Class||Air Superiority Fighter|
|Armor||Front 0 / Side 0 / Rear 0 / Top 0|
|Fuel Capacity||5000 L|
|Type||Marines, Airborne, Mechanized, Armored, Motorized, Support|
|Gun||20mm Vulcan (20mm)|
|AAM||AIM-7E (SemAct rader)|
The F-4EJ is a Japanese variant of the F-4E Phantom II.
The F-4EJ Phantom II is a two-seat, twin-engine fighter used by the Japanese Air Self Defense Force (JASDF). Japan purchased 140 F-4E Phantoms from the United States in 1968, but without aerial refueling, nuclear or conventional ground attack capabilities, or Bullpup ASM compatibility. 138 of the type were built under license in Japan by Mitsubishi. The Japanese F-4EJ carries an internal 20mm Vulcan cannon, APQ-120 radar, the J79-GE-17 turbojet engine, and better fuel capacity than earlier variants.
The F-4EJ Phantom II is a moderately-priced fighter available to Japanese and Blue Dragons coalition decks. It carries four AIM-7E Sparrow missiles, four AIM-9F Sidewinder missiles, and a 20mm M61A1 Vulcan cannon. Comparable to the American F-4J, the F-4EJ, has poorer ECM (10%), and is slightly more expensive, at 90-points per plane, whereas the F-4J is only 75 points per aircraft. The F-4EJ has one major advantage over its American counterpart, however -- it comes in either 4 trained, or 3 elite per card, versus the American Phantom which comes in 3 rookie, 2 hardened or 1 elite.
The F-4EJ's low cost is also its primary benefit over more advanced fighters such as the F-15J. With an outdated missile complement and poor ECM, it won't fare well in open combat against advanced REDFOR aircraft. The type can be used somewhat effectively against enemy helicopters, thanks to its AIM-9 and M61A1 compliment, and is a decent mid-range choice for rounding out a deck's air arm.