F-4D

USAF Phantom II pilot tells the story of when he belly landed his stricken F-4D without his backseater

USAF Phantom II pilot tells the story of when he belly landed his stricken F-4D without his backseater

The F-4 Phantom II First flown in May 1958, the Phantom II originally was developed for US Navy fleet defense… Read More

8 months ago

During the Vietnam War a fully loaded USAF F-4 Phantom II went inverted on a tanker at night in a thunderstorm

The flight of three F-4 Phantom II fighter jets and the tanker continued banking around the storms while refueling when… Read More

1 year ago

Falcon Frustration: the F-4D, the AIM-4D and the mission that prevented Robin Olds from becoming a jet ace

Early F-4Ds had in important alteration in their secondary air-to-air armament. While the AIM-7 Sparrow was retained, AIM-9 Sidewinder wiring… Read More

2 years ago

The Incredible Story of the F-4 Phantom that went inverted on a tanker

“Flying upside down underneath a tanker while in a thunderstorm on instruments with a full fuel and bomb load was… Read More

3 years ago

The story of the last MiG kill scored by F-4D 66-7463, the highest-scoring US combat aircraft since the Korean War

Soon after its Oct. 15, 1972 F-4D 66-7463's left splitter plate was repainted to show all six victory stars. On… Read More

4 years ago

Here’s why the pilot of this stricken F-4D returned to base safely without his backseater

"My sensation was that the aircraft as out of control and I ordered Kenny to eject which he did. Instinctively,… Read More

6 years ago