Project Top Flight

The story of how the iconic F-4 Phantom II set a New Absolute Altitude record during Project Top Flight

The story of how the iconic F-4 Phantom II set a New Absolute Altitude record during Project Top Flight

The second prototype of the F-4 Phantom II was equipped with water injection and flown by CDR Lawrence E. Flint… Read More

1 year ago

A special aircraft: between 1959 and 1962, the F-4 Phantom II set 16 world records (and five of them were not broken until the F-15 Eagle appeared)

Despite its imposing dimensions and a maximum takeoff weight over 60,000 pounds, the F-4 Phantom II was capable of reaching… Read More

2 years ago

Project Top Flight: how the Mighty Phantom II set a New Absolute Altitude record

For Project Top Flight the second prototype (BuNo 142260) of the Phantom II was equipped with water injection and flown… Read More

5 years ago