McDonnell Douglas Phantom

RAF Jaguar pilot recalls when he was shot down by a RAF Phantom interceptor

RAF Jaguar pilot recalls when he was shot down by a RAF Phantom interceptor

RAF Jaguar pilot shot down A joint Anglo-French programme serving with the French and Indian air forces as well as… Read More

2 months ago

That time two RAF Phantoms shadowed two Soviet Bears over France because French fighters were grounded for Bastille Day celebrations

"I could not avoid a feeling of irritation when I pictured our Mirage colleagues as they attended their Bastille barbecues… Read More

5 years ago

That time a RAF Phantom was nearly shot down by its own Skyflash air-to-air missile

"May I ask, sir, how far behind the Phantoms?" interjected John. "Oh...not too far," the commanding officer said hesitatingly. "At… Read More

5 years ago

The unknown story of the RAF Phantom pilot who intercepted an Argentine Boeing 707 spy plane over the Falklands

John now manoeuvred to hold a safe formation position on the Boeing 707. The Boeing, he noticed, had been painted… Read More

5 years ago

The unknown story of the RAF Phantom crew that intercepted a Soviet Il-62 Classic spy plane disguised as an Aeroflot airliner

"Keeping the Phantom in that position for about six or seven minutes, my navigator and I grinned at the cameras,… Read More

6 years ago

COLD WAR ERA PHANTOM FIGHTER JET THAT SET SPEED RECORD ARRIVES BY ROAD AT RAF COSFORD

Of all the UK’s Phantom fighters, the airframe which arrived at RAF Cosford is perhaps one of the most iconic,… Read More

6 years ago

Watch this Royal Air Force Typhoon fighter jet “clipping grass” while landing at RAF Coningsby

Probably the Typhoon was driven by a student who misjudged the aircraft rate of descent This post provides the link to… Read More

7 years ago