US Navy F-4 Phantom II Units of the Vietnam War 1964-68

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US Navy F-4 Phantom II Units of the Vietnam War 1964-68

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The F-4 Phantom II is perhaps the most famous postwar fighter. Primarily used as a land-based fighter-bomber and reconnaissance platform, its legend is owed to its naval origins and the immense contribution its original carrier-based versions made to the U.S. war effort in Vietnam.

This title examines the unique aspects of the Phantom that made it so crucial to U.S. Navy pilots during the Vietnam War: its massive engine power, long range, speed, the most powerful airborne search and fire-control radar installed in a fighter at the time, and, of course, its versatility as a ground attack and air-to-air platform. Packed with firsthand accounts, unique profile artwork, and rare photographs, this is the history of one of the most important aircraft to be stationed on carriers off Southeast Asia during the war.

Table of Contents

Thunder Clouds /Into the Cauldron /Adaptations /Tools and Tactics /Refining the Breed /Appendices /Colour Plates Commentary /Index

Product details

Published Aug 23 2016
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472814517
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 20 b/w; 90 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Combat Aircraft
Short code COM 116
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Peter E. Davies

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Gareth Hector

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Jim Laurier

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