J79 Engine on display

The Museum now has on display a General Electric J79, as flown in the Phantom F-4J.

This engine is on loan to us from British Phantom Aviation Group.

The J79 was the standard engine that powered most McDonnell Douglas Phantom aircraft, including the F-4Js acquired for 74 Sqn at Wattisham. The original British Phantoms (F-4K and F-4M) had been designed to use the Rolls Royce Spey engine, an example of which is also on display inside the Museum HAS.

With the arrival of this J79 engine, visitors will have the opportunity to directly compare the two engine types which powered the mighty Phantom. Book a visit by clicking here….