Footage of the F4 Phantom is frequently used in the Airwolf episodes to depict high performance jet fighters.
Occurrences of the F-4 in Airwolf episodes
The F-4 evades the first two Thor missiles. Notice this Phantom is in clean configuration.
The F-4 just before it is hit by the last of the four Thor missiles. Notice now the aircraft is carrying lots of underwing stores.
A pair of F-4s attempt to intercept Airwolf later. Here is one of them in Hawke's helmet mounted sight.
According to Dominic's computer, the Phantoms have Sparrow missiles. Here is the data screen--quite erroneous. It looks like a Sidewinder but the name is Sparrow. And has IR guidance. In which case, Dominic couldn't be jamming its frequency like he did.
- Day of Jeopardy (episode) Barkley Kase sends a pair of "F-16s" to intercept Airwolf. They are represented by footage of F-4s. Probably F-16 footage was not easily available then. Dominic says the fighters are closing at Mach 1.7, which is not plausible at low level for either the F-4 or the F-16.
An F-4 on the way to intercept Airwolf. Not clear what the underwing stores are but it looks like an air-to-ground configuration.
Another view of the F-4 playing an F-16. Here Hawke is about to shoot it down with a Stinger.