Four F-4 Phantom II Wild Weasel SEAD (Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses) aircraft of the 37th Tactical Fighter Wing. Each aircraft is armed with an AGM-45 Shrike missile. F-4 Phantom II framed prints, posters, t-shirts, golf shirts, sweatshirts, hats, magnets, cards & gifts.
The dangerous job of a Wild Weasel aircraft is to bait and provoke enemy anti-aircraft defenses into targeting it with their radars, whereupon the radar waves are traced back to their source so that the Weasel or its teammates can precisely target it for destruction.
F-4E, the most advanced Phantom variant with extensive ground-attack capabilities and an internal gun became the basis for the F-4G Wild Weasel V (also known as the Advanced Wild Weasel). This modification consisted of removing the gun and replacing it with the APR-38(t) Radar Homing and Warning Receiver (later upgraded to the APR-47), and a cockpit upgrade for the back seat to manage the electronic combat environment. F-4G's from George AFB And Spangdalhem AB saw combat during the 1991 Gulf War successfully protecting strike packages from enemy air defenses. During this conflict the F-4G saw heavy use, with only a single loss.