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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

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

US Navy F-4 Phantom II Pilot Randy Cunningham tells the story of the epic 1 V 1 dogfight that made him America’s First Ace Pilot since Korea

After having downed two MiGs with one Sidewinder apiece, Showtime 100 disengaged and approached the coast at 10,000 feet, when… Read More

2 years ago

The story of Roy ‘Outlaw’ Cash, the first US Navy RIO to re-train as a pilot who scored the first MiG kill for the F-4J and VF-33

The MiG kill scored by Cash was the last of Rolling Thunder and the first by an East Coast (Atlantic… Read More

3 years ago

British Phantom Aviation Group to Save two UK’s Phantom Aircraft

Both of these Phantom aircraft will be moving from their current locations to an airfield in the East Midlands, where… Read More

5 years ago

Man on A Missile: Former Blue Angels CO explains why the Team chose the A-4 Skyhawk to Replace the F-4 Phantom

“The overall weight reduction was significant. We ended up with an airplane that weighed 11,300 pounds [dry] and we had… Read More

5 years ago

These “Phantom Boys” were the first Top Gun Graduates to score a MiG Kill

Beaulier went after the second MiG, using a 'lag pursuit' tactic to give his F-4J Phantom II the correct distance… Read More

6 years ago

Showtime 100 Vs Colonel Toon: the most epic 1 V 1 dogfight in the history of naval aviation

Even if today it seems that Toon was a propaganda amalgam of several fine North Vietnamese pilots, there is no… Read More

6 years ago

REMEMBERING THE U.S. NAVY F-4G, THE PHANTOM THAT COULD PERFORM AUTOMATIC CARRIER LANDINGS

In 1966 the 12 U.S. Navy F-4G aircraft were to test a new tactical camouflage for embarked aircraft In March,… Read More

6 years ago

A BLAST FROM THE PAST: FORMER U.S. NAVAL AVIATOR DESCRIBES HIS FAVORITE AIM-9 SIDEWINDER MISSILE LAUNCH

"As a veteran of many missile shots, both AIM-9 and AIM-7, this was the most challenging due to the speeds involved… Read More

7 years ago