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McDonnell F-4C Phantom II 63-7699




Description

One of the most successful fighter aircraft of the latter 20th Century, the F4 saw service with many airforces across the world including the RAF and the Royal Navy as well as many other European, Middle Eastern and Far Eastern Airforces. It saw action in Vietnam, the Arab-Israeli wars and the 1991 Gulf War.

This particular aircraft flew in the Vietnam war and has a red "kill" star on it's port air intake, signifying a Mig-17 it shot down on 14th May 1967 while serving with the 356th Tac. Fighter Sqn.

The F4 could reach Mach 2.23 (1,472 mph) and a ceiling of 60,000ft carrying a wide variety of armament from up to 18,000lbs of bombs to 4 of pretty much any air to air or anti radar missile of the period 1960 -1980.

Location

Midlands Aircraft Museum, Coventry Airport, Baginton,England. March '07 & March '08

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