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USAF McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
     

USAF McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II

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by Peter E. Davies
 

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In many respects the most successful, versatile and widely used combat aircraft of the post-war era, the F-4 Phantom II was quickly adopted by the USAF just in time for the Vietnam conflict where USAF F-4Cs took over MiG-fighting duties from the F-100 Super Sabre. Although the F-4 was never intended as a dog-fighter, it was responsible for destroying 109 nimble,

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In many respects the most successful, versatile and widely used combat aircraft of the post-war era, the F-4 Phantom II was quickly adopted by the USAF just in time for the Vietnam conflict where USAF F-4Cs took over MiG-fighting duties from the F-100 Super Sabre. Although the F-4 was never intended as a dog-fighter, it was responsible for destroying 109 nimble, gun-armed MiGs in aerial combat.

At the end of their careers many of the survivors from the 3,380 land-based Phantoms were converted into target drones for training purposes. Others found their way into the air forces of other nations, and new aircraft were produced for West Germany, Iran and Israel. The F-4 showed the USAF that the air-to-air fighter was still needed, and the decision to fund the successor McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle (as well as the F-16 Fighting Falcon and F-22A Raptor) was heavily influenced by the combat experiences of Phantom pilots.

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"In this book, Peter Davies covers the design, development and use of the F-4 by the various services and includes some of their combat as well. The book is superbly illustrated with mostly color photographs and a few pages of artwork that include a cutaway drawing in the back of the book in a fold-out page. It is a very nice primer on the type and a book that any enthusiast of the type should have on their shelves."
- Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness

"An in-depth look at an iconic American fighter aircraft of the Cold War. Throughout the book are numerous photographs and a number of detailed drawings showing different paint schemes and action shots of the F4s in combat situations over Vietnam and Isreal. Many of these are intended to aid model builders, a community Osprey caters to. For those who love delving into the history of favorite weapons, the Osprey series is hard to beat and there are many other aircraft-related titles in their series. —Military Heritage magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780966106
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
04/20/2013
Series:
Air Vanguard , #7
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
831,445
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author

Peter E Davies has written or co-written nineteen books on modern American combat aircraft, including the standard reference work on US Navy and Marine Corps Phantom II operations, Gray Ghosts. He is based in Bristol, UK.

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