McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II

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

2 months 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

3 months ago

The Odyssey of Israel’s recce Phantoms: from the Mach 3+ F-4X to the electronic warfare F-4E(S)

With an increase in engine thrust by 150% the F-4X would have featured dash speeds of Mach 3.2, cruise at… Read More

8 months ago

The story of world’s only supersonic gun kill: the day a USAF F-4E flying at Mach 1.2 gun killed a VPAF MiG-19

On Jun. 2, 1972 a remarkable duel between a MiG-19 and a 58th TFS F-4E flown by Maj Phil Handley… Read More

1 year ago

The story of the US Navy F-14 Tomcat pilot that scored an AIM-7 Sparrow ‘soft kill’ on an Iranian F-4 attacking a US Navy P-3 and saved the Orion crew

F-14 Tomcat pilot Lt William 'Bear' Ferran saw his AIM-7 Sparrow drifting slightly from left to right and then, shortly… Read More

2 years ago

The strange case of the first kills scored by RSAF (or USAF?) F-15 pilots

Following the interception of radio traffic between the F-15s and the AWACS, Iran later claimed — logically — that the… 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 day Israeli F-4Es shot down 14 Egyptian Mi-8 helicopters (one by using their afterburner)

On Oct. 6. 1973, the first day of the Yom Kippur War, the Kurnass community was faced with an unorthodox… Read More

4 years ago

The story of the Israeli Mirage that shot down an Israeli F-4E Phantom II during the October 1973 Arab-Israeli War

‘While one of the Mirages from No. 144 Squadron, IAF shot down the F-4E with the call-sign Buffet 2, another… Read More

4 years ago

Cool J79-Noise-Only Video Features JASDF Oldest F-4EJ Phantom in Action

F-4EJ 301 is the first Phantom imported from the US in 1971 and thanks to JASDF meticulous maintenance it looks… 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

The Story of the first Iraqi Air Force MiG-21 Pilot Killed In Action during the Yom Kippur War

Hamid and Khafaji MiG-21s clashed with two pairs of Mirages, and Khafaji should have managed to shot down one of… 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 Story of Chico the Gunfighter, the very unique Gun-Podded, Stormy Fast FAC F-4E Phantom II used during the Vietnam War

The Chico callsign alerted airborne FACs that a special F-4 was available. The unique artwork in this post was painted… Read More

5 years ago

How a USAF F-4E flying at Mach 1.2 gun killed a North Vietnamese MiG-19 scoring the world’s only supersonic gun kill

The MiG crashed into a green meadow, exploding in a huge orange ball of fire. Brenda 01's quarter-roll and zoom… Read More

6 years ago

From the ultrafast F-4X to the F-4E(S): the Odyssey of Israel’s recce Phantoms

The F-4X would have featured an increase in engine thrust by 150% to allow dash speeds of Mach 3.2, cruise… Read More

6 years ago

MiG KILLER AND SCHOLAR AT THE SAME TIME: HOW A COLLEGE STUDENT 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 inform… Read More

7 years ago