F-4E

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

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

3 weeks ago

The world’s only supersonic gun kill: how a USAF F-4E flying at Mach 1.2 gun killed a North Vietnamese MiG-19

The F-4E Phantom II The F-4E was essentially an F-4D with improved J79-GE-17 engines (900 pounds more static sea level… Read More

2 months ago

The Story of the College Student that scored the first ever Gun Kill for an Israeli F-4 Phantom II

Three or four times a week Aviem Sella returned from missions over Egypt flying at low altitude over Haifa to… Read More

7 months ago

During the Yom Kippur War an Israeli F-4E crew shot down an Egyptian Mi-8 Helicopter using its Kurnass Afterburners

As F-4 call sign CLOSET 1 flew overhead the doomed helicopter, the Kurnass afterburners were switched on and the nose… Read More

11 months ago

Meet Chico the Gunfighter, the unique Gun-Podded, Stormy Fast FAC F-4E Phantom II of the Vietnam War

Things were getting pretty hot in northern South Vietnam during the spring 1972 North Vietnamese Army invasions across the DMZ.… Read More

1 year ago

The story of the Israeli F-4 flight that dodged (at least) 20 Syrian SAMs in a single mission during the Yom Kippur War

“During this flight, we really felt like missile hunters, though we were not sure who would hunt first: the missile… Read More

2 years ago

Israeli Mirage IIIs and Israeli F-4 Phantom IIs Vs Soviet MiG-21s: the day Israeli fighters ambushed Soviet Fishbeds over the Suez Canal

With everything in place, the front 4 Mirages turned around and thus the 12 Israelis sandwiched the 4 Soviet MiG-21s…… Read More

3 years ago

Phantoms Forever! Video shows final flight for Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-4

The Phantoms featured in this post belonged to the Air Development and Test Wing, the sole unit of the Air… Read More

3 years ago

Incredible video shows Greek F-4 Phantom II buzzing Hellenic Warship at extremely low altitude

The F-4 pilot almost touched the waves of the Aegean Sea by passing near the warship Brought to our attention… Read More

3 years ago

The story of Abbas Dowran, the Iranian F-4E pilot who was shot down while trying to conduct a low level attack on Baghdad during the summit of non-aligned nations

The Iraqi air defences lost the track of Dowran’s jet until it entered the zone covered by their low-altitude radars,… Read More

4 years ago

In 1984, an Armed Iranian F-4E Phantom II Defected to Iraq

The F-4E was subsequently parked inside one of Tallil hangars and left there: US troops destroyed it in 1991. Wreckage… Read More

4 years ago

Ambush! How IAF F-4s and Mirage IIIs acting as Reconnaissance Aircraft Lured into Combat Egyptian MiGs

With a mixed formation of F-4s leading and Mirage IIIs trailing, the two-seat fighter bombers, with their powerful radar system… Read More

4 years ago

The Myth of Soviet Arms and Tactics in the Middle East, Part Five: why Soviet arms perform so poorly in Arab service

The available technology and know-how just couldn’t keep up: by the time the MiG-23 ‘had to enter series production’, it… Read More

4 years ago

IRIAF F-4E Phantom II crashes into Persian Gulf. Both Crew Members eject safely.

Regular patrol flights of IRIAF F-4E Phantom II fighters are common in the region, but this crash comes amid tensions… Read More

5 years ago

The Soviet MiG-25 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… Read More

5 years ago

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… Read More

5 years ago

THRILLING COLD WAR ERA VIDEO FEATURES U.S. AIR FORCE F-4 PHANTOM INTERCEPTORS PERFORMING ZULU ALERT SCRAMBLE

During Zulu Alert Scrambles the F-4 Phantoms had to be airborne within 5 minutes of horn going off Taken in… Read More

7 years ago