RF-4C

USMC RF-4B crews explain how thanks to its Speed the Marine Corps recce Phantom II Became the Best Tactical Reconnaissance Aircraft of the Vietnam War

USMC RF-4B crews explain how thanks to its Speed the Marine Corps recce Phantom II Became the Best Tactical Reconnaissance Aircraft of the Vietnam War

The USMC RF-4B Phantom II The RF-4B was the US Marine Corps (USMC) photoreconnaissance version of the F-4B Phantom II.… Read More

2 months ago

The story of the Soviet MiG-21 pilot that rammed an Iranian RF-4C with mixed USAF – IIAF crew flying a clandestine operation inside the USSR

PVO, the Soviet Air Defence Force In the 1950s the Soviets had managed to grow a major Air Defence Force… Read More

5 months ago

[Video] That time a US Navy F-14 Tomcat shot down a USAF RF-4C Phantom II during a war game

F-14 shooting down RF-4C On Sep. 22, 1987, a US Navy F-14 Tomcat shot down a US Air Force (USAF)… Read More

7 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

North Vietnamese MiG-21 pilot recalls when his two wingmen were shot down by USAF F-4Cs acting as RF-4Cs in a new tactic devised by Robin Olds four days after Operation Bolo

Col. Robin Olds briefed F-4Cs of the 555th TFS/8th TFW to fly in tight formation along a flightpath regularly used… Read More

10 months ago

Watch the Greatest F-4 Phantom II Footage in History: J79 Noise, Sonic Booms and Extremely Low Flying

The sierra hotel video in this post is possibly the coolest F-4 Phantom II footage ever filmed. The Noise You… Read More

1 year ago

[Video] When a US Navy F-14 Tomcat Shot Down a USAF RF-4C Phantom II

The F-14 that shot down an RF-4C The shocking video in this post features the Head-Up-Display (HUD) footage of a… Read More

3 years ago

J79 Noise, Sonic Booms and Extremely Low Flying: Watch the Greatest F-4 Phantom Footage in History

The footage features USAF F-4 and RF-4 Phantom IIs flying extremely low with J79 noise (along with some spectacular sonic… Read More

5 years ago

RF-4C cockpit recording captures the moment its wingman is shot down by North Vietnamese SA-2

RF-4C Phantom tail #69-0355 went down during "Vietnam Ceasefire" ops while serving with the 14th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron of the… Read More

5 years ago

The story of a non-standard RF-4C Phantom Ejection

A normal F-4 ejection sequence calls for the back-seater to go out first, followed by the front-seater, but an internal… 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