Aircraft Profiles
Aircraft
McDonnell-Douglas F-4 Phantom - Part I
The McDonnell-Douglas F-4 Phantom II entered service in 1960. It was originally developed for the US Navy, but saw service with the Marines, USAF, and a number of air forces throughout the world.

Many versions were made over the years, and production and modification programs continued until 1981 with over 5,000 made in total.

The Phantom II proved itself in the interceptor, ground attack, SEAD, and reconnaissance roles, and it's high power and large weapon carrying capacity were a big step forward from previous aircraft.

The F-4 is armed with 1 x 20mm Vulcan cannon (F-4E) 4 x AIM-7 Sparrow and 4 x AIM-9 Sidewinder short-range missiles, or a mixture of bombs, AMRAAMs, air-to-surface missiles, and British F-4s carried Skyflash also.

It is a testament to the strength of the aircraft that many are still in service round the world today.
Country of Origin:
USA
Phantom - Australia
Phantom - Australia
Phantom - Egypt
Phantom - Germany
Phantom - GB 19 Sqn
Phantom - GB 41 Sqn
Phantom - GB 43 Sqn
Phantom - GB 56 Sqn
Phantom - GB 74 Sqn