USN McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II cover
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Originally designed as a carrier-borne long-range interceptor armed with radar-guided missiles and tasked with defence against missile-launching bombers, the Phantom II went on to establish itself as one of the most important multi-role fighter, attack and reconnaissance aircraft of the 20th century. Arguably the United States' most important aircraft in the Vietnam War, where it played the role of workhorse as well as being a deadly MiG interceptor, the Phantom was also a mainstay of Atlantic Fleet operations ? intercepting Soviet bomber and reconnaissance aircraft and turning them away from the carrier groups at the height of the Cold War.
This book reveals the design and development history of the naval Phantom, its variants and the exported designs adopted by other NATO countries. Packed with illustrations, photographs and first-hand accounts, it provides a technical history of one of the most famous aircraft ever built.

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Published 24 Mar 2016
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781472804952
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 15 b/w; 42 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Air Vanguard
Short code AVG 22
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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