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Hooligan F-4D "Phantom's" Guarded the Northland from 1977 to 1990.. replacing the F-101B "Voodoo", which the Hooligan's had flown since 1969.
The general consensus was that the Phantom was not as attractive an aircraft as the Voodoo- the affectionate Air Force nicknames for the bird was the "Double Ugly." And the F-4 required more post-flight servicing and it took more time and work to get it started and off the ground than was required to get the F-101 airborne.
Despite the high-maintenance requirements of the jet, Hooligan pilots welcomed the conversion to the F-4 because, compared to the F-101, the Phantom was generally was an easier-to-fly aircraft. It turned better and was more stable than the Voodoo. The Voodoo could accelerate as fast as the F-4, but the F-4 carried twice as much armament.
North Dakota Air National Guard 1947-1997, page 107, 119FW/PA
Photo by Bob Nelson, 1976