Images of War, The F-4 Phantom, Rare Photographs From Wartime Archives

The combination of a very popular aviation historian, a very popular military history series and a most famous aircraft has to be a best seller. The concise authoritative text and an outstanding selection of rare images does full justice of an aviation Titan of the Cold War that continues in service around the world . – Very Highly Recommended.

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NAME:   Images of War, The F-4 Phantom, Rare Photographs From Wartime Archives
FILE: R3187
AUTHOR: Graham Sutherland
PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword 
BINDING: soft back
PRICE: £14.99                                                               
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT:   Cold War, Middle East Wars, Vietnam, naval aviation, fast jet, USN, 
USMC, RAF, Luftwaffe, twin jet, missiles, rockets, bombs, gun, dog fighting, air 
superiority, export success, speed record holder, long in-service life, front-line combat

ISBN: 1-52670-576-1

PAGES: 117
IMAGE: B3187.jpg
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DESCRIPTION: The combination of a very popular aviation historian, a very popular 
military history series and a most famous aircraft has to be a best seller. The concise 
authoritative text and an outstanding selection of rare images does full justice of 
an aviation Titan of the Cold War that continues in service around the world . – 
Very Highly Recommended.


The F-4 Phantom II was a much needed advance in US naval aviation equipment. The USAF appreciate that it was much more capable than anything then in their inventory and the British needed a carrier aircraft in the class. The British version suffered from a political decision to fit British engines which created a number of challenges because they altered the well-crafted contours of the aircraft, but it served with distinction as it did with every air force that bought it.

The author explains why it was conceived and how it flew, with some excellent images in support. Of course like most aircraft, it came to be used in conflicts for which it was not designed, but acquitted itself well. Its size and smoke trail was not conducive to the type of dog fighting it had to engage in over Vietnam, prompting a restructuring of naval aviator training and the famous Top Gun school where the most promising naval aviators honed their skills and learned to fully exploit all of the many advantages of the aircraft.

This book will be enjoyed by a wide readership and be a must-have in every enthusiast’s library of military aviation history.