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Phantom from the Cockpit: Flying the Legend, Hardback Book

Phantom from the Cockpit: Flying the Legend Hardback


The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom was the outstanding aircraft in many of the Western World's air forces during the 1960s and 70s.

It played a key role in the 'Cold War' and saw action in Vietnam.

It first flew in 1958 and went into operation with the US Navy in 1960.

During its long front-line life it flew in the roles of an interceptor, fighter-bomber and reconnaissance aircraft.

Apart from giving a comprehensive overview of the Phantom's history, this book looks particularly at the experiences of the Royal Air Force and Fleet Air Arm when they received a new model designed with a British Rolls-Royce turbofan instead of the original American power-plant.

All was not sweetness and light when the first trials commenced and this book traces its development and progression from being a carrier-based attack aircraft flown by the Fleet Air Arm to the many successful roles it played as a land-based aircraft with the RAF.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224 pages, 60 mono illustrations
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: True stories
  • ISBN: 9781844152254



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