Phantom from the Cockpit: Flying the Legend

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Print Length
173
ISBN
9781844152254
Publisher
Pen & Sword Aviation
Imprint
NA
Year Published
2006
Format
Hardcover

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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.

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Phantom from the Cockpit: Flying the Legend

About the Author

Description

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.

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