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Tag: F-4E

The Soviet MiG-25s Reconnaissance Flights over Israel that IAF Fighters were never able to intercept
'We saw Phantoms being scrambled from bases in Israel, but especially so from Meliz and their new base in the southern Sinai. They were climbing at maximum speed, but never came even near to the MiG-25s," Fuad Kamal, EAF Pilot Throughout the period between August 1970 and spring 1971, the ceasefire between Egypt and Israel (the Rogers peace plan) was...
The Egyptian Air Force First Phantom Killer that never was
'Then my leader yelled, "Break, break, we have two aircraft behind!" So, I forgot about the smoking Phantom and turned away. I left him southeast of Suez, and the jet crossed into Sinai. I think the F-4 crashed on the way home ...,' Ahmed Atef, Egyptian Air Force MiG-21 Pilot The reason the Israeli Air Force (IAF) worked so hard to obtain the...
During Zulu Alert Scrambles the F-4 Phantoms had to be airborne within 5 minutes of horn going off Taken in a West Germany air base in the 1970s the gorgeous video in this post shows a typical Cold War Era scramble performed by a couple of U.S. Air Force (USAF) F-4E Phantoms on "Zulu Alert." Noteworthy Zulu Alert is the air-sovereignty mission...

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