F-4 Phantom II

Happy Birthday to a Flying Legend: Remembering the first Phlight of the Phabulous Phantom

The first Phlight of the Phabulous Phantom The F-4 Phantom was the first multiservice aircraft, flying concurrently with the US… Read More

3 weeks ago

Have Doughnut and Have Drill: the classified programs that optimized the F-4 Phantom II’s performance margin over the MiG-17 and MiG-21

Roger Ball! He was the second of two children and born on 25 January 1940 in Shandon Baptist Hospital in… Read More

4 weeks ago

[Video] ROKAF last F-4 Phantom IIs conduct farewell flight over South Korea

ROKAF last F-4 fighter jets farewell flight Ahead of the official retirement (that will take place on Jun. 7) of… Read More

1 month ago

US Navy F-4 Phantom II Pilot Randy Cunningham recalls the epic 1 V 1 dogfight that made him America’s First Ace Pilot since Korean War

The F-4 Phantom II Built as a high-altitude interceptor, the F-4 (F4H) Phantom II quickly demonstrated that it was a… Read More

1 month ago

Here’s why before TOPGUN, Navy F-4 Phantom II fighter crews in Vietnam managed only a 2.5:1 kill ratio versus Soviet-built MiG-17 and MiG-21 fighters

Roger Ball! He was the second of two children and born on 25 January 1940 in Shandon Baptist Hospital in… Read More

1 month ago

South Korean F-4 Phantom IIs conduct final live-fire training of AGM-142 Popeye before retirement

South Korean F-4 Phantom IIs conduct final live-fire training Ahead of the official retirement of the iconic F-4 Phantom II,… Read More

2 months ago

Here’s why aircraft camouflage can be very effective

Aircraft camouflage Camouflage, in the form of paint applied to aircraft, has been regularly studied and experimented with since the… Read More

2 months ago

That time a former US Navy F-4 RIO undergoing pilot training flew an Unauthorized Engagement with his T-2 against another Buckeye student pilot

Roger Ball! He was the second of two children and born on 25 January 1940 in Shandon Baptist Hospital in… Read More

2 months ago

Video shows Hellenic Air Force venerable F-4 Phantom II jets (and other fighters) flying low level during familiarization flights for exercise Iniochos 2024

Hellenic Air Force venerable F-4 Phantom II at low level Filmed by our friend Dafydd Phillips on Apr. 5, 2024,… Read More

2 months ago

VF-51 Screaming Eagles F-4 Phantom II’s Flamboyant Markings in Vietnam were devised to be a magnet for enemy MiGs

The F-4 Phantom II In response to Navy requirements for a high-altitude interceptor to defend carriers with long-range air-to-air missiles… Read More

2 months ago

Video: the Phinal active duty F-4 Phantom launch from a US Navy aircraft carrier

The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is a tandem two-seat, twin-engine, all-weather, long-range supersonic… Read More

3 months ago

A nightmare of the worst order: the US Navy F-4 pilot who caught #1 Wire on his RIO last night carrier landing

Roger Ball! He was the second of two children and born on 25 January 1940 in Shandon Baptist Hospital in… Read More

3 months ago

The VF-142 F-4B that was able to make an emergency landing aboard USS Ranger after her radome was destroyed by Vietnamese AAA

VF-142 F-4B emergency landing The featured image of this article shows a U.S. Navy McDonnell F-4B Phantom II (BuNo 150643)… Read More

3 months ago

3 reasons why Legendary Ace Robin Olds hated F-4 Phantom II gun pod

Operation Bolo In late 1966, the USAF was not permitted to bomb North Vietnamese airfields and could only destroy enemy… Read More

4 months ago

The lessons learned by US Navy F-4 crews from the exercise where French fighters trailed airliners and outmaneuvered and outclassed their Phantom IIs

Roger Ball! He was the second of two children and born on 25 January 1940 in Shandon Baptist Hospital in… Read More

4 months ago

In 1987 an Iranian F-4 attacked a US Navy P-3: the Orion was saved by a US Navy F-14 that fired an AIM-7 Sparrow at the IRIAF Phantom II damaging it

US Navy F-14 Tomcats against Iranian opponents The F-14 Tomcats of the US Navy achieved their first aerial victories during… Read More

4 months ago