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Take a look at the F-4 Phantom II military jet fighter.  It has fantastic aerodynamic lines that give this aircraft fantastic curves.  One day I talked to my Chaplin about how I was dreaming about beautiful curves all the time, and he looked at me strangely, thinking that I was dreaming about beautiful young girls.  Then I said the beautiful curves were on the F-4 Phantom II jet fighter.  He had a chuckle, but still looked at me strange. But look at the pictures of the books listed below and you will know what I mean. 

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The F-4 Phantom II Books of this Viet Nam era jet fighter listed in this fighter jets F-4 Books.

Originally the F-4 Phantom II Jet Fighter didn't have any guns.  It was thought that with the high speeds and the advanced missile technology that the phantom didn't need guns.  The pilots had all kinds of complaints, guns were necessary, so the F-4 Phantom was finally fitted with a Gatling (20 mm) cannon.  The F-4 Phantom II became one of the worlds most famous fighter jets ever and changed the world of military aviation  -- The F-4 Phantom II was built by McDonnel Douglas.  It was a large airplane for being a jet fighter with a length of 62' 10" and a wingspan of  38' 5".  The F-4 Phantom II Fighter airplane weighed 28,276 lbs empty and had a max weight of 58,000 lbs.  The F-4 Phantom fighter Jets had two General Electric J79 engines with 17,000 lbs each while using afterburners, with a combined total thrust of 34,000 lbs.  The jet had a max speed of 1459 mph, a cruise speed of 587 mph and a max range of 1370 miles.  Look at this great selection of fighter jets books in this huge airplane book store.
Please Note:  The specifications on this page are only for a single model of this airplane. 

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USAF F-4 Phantom II MiG Killers, 1965-68
Combat Aircraft Vol. 45

Davies. This is the story of how a large, gunless interceptor became a viable opponent to nimble MiGs in the skies over Vietnam. It's a fascinating history that includes recently declassified records; an exploration of the USAF's training, tactics, and use of missiles; firsthand accounts of stirring MiG encounters; and the roles of key figures such as Air Force triple-ace Col. Robin Olds. 96 pages, 68 B&W and 16 color photographs, 27 color profiles, 7"x 9", softcover.

USN F-4 Phantom II vs. VPAF MiG-17/19
Engage the Enemy Duel 23
Vietnam 1965-73
Davies. Though designed for fleet defense, the U.S. Navy's F-4 Phantom was, with its tremendous power and bomb-carrying capacity, ideally suited to the attack role. Here, you'll see the F-4 in action against its main adversary in Vietnam, the MiG-17, as you learn about each planes' design and development, specifications, strengths and shortcomings, pilots, and more. 80 pages, color and B&W photographs and illustrations, 7"x 9", softcover.
McDonnell F-4 Phantom: Volume 2
Planes and Pilots 13
U.S. Air Force and Exports Versions
Paloque. Filled with more than 100 full-color profiles and four-view drawings, this heavily illustrated book examines the complete history of F-4 Phantom IIs - of which more than 5,000 were built - in U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard service and in the service of foreign users to whom it was exported, including Israel, Japan, West Germany and Egypt. 80 pages, color and B&W illustrations and photographs, 8"x 9", softcover.
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom Owners' Workshop Manual
1958 Onwards
Black. A thorough, "inside and out" review of the United States' principal air superiority fighter of the Vietnam War, this heavily illustrated volume provides detailed information on what it takes to fly and maintain the F-4 Phantom. You even get a comprehensive, step-by-step photographic presentation on servicing procedures! 160 pages, color and B&W photographs throughout, 8"x 10", hardcover.

The Wild Weasels in Desert Storm, The Elimination of Iraq's Air Defence.
Eisel & Schreiner. Based on the co-author's journal and the recollections of other F-4G Wild Weasel aircrew, this book takes an insider's look at what life and war were like for F-4G Wild Weasel aircrew during 1990-91's Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. 272 pages, 100 B&W and color photographs and illustrations, 7"x 9", hardcover.

F-4 Phantom vs. MiG-21
Engage the Enemy Duel 12
USAF & VPAF in the Vietnam War 1966-73
Davies. Through firsthand accounts and innovative cockpit-view artwork, this heavily illustrated book examines the legendary Vietnam War dogfights between the better gunned American F-4 Phantom II and the smaller, faster North Vietnamese MiG-21 while also exploring the planes' design and development and successes and failures. 80 pages, 65 B&W and color photographs and illustrations, 7"x 9", softcover.

Modelling the F-4 Phantom II
Osprey Modelling 3
Coughlin. The F-4 Phantom II has served air forces around the world, leading to the production of numerous model kits. This volume shows you how to model a variety of scales and skill levels and covers many different variants, use of aftermarket detail sets, conversions, accessories and decals. Includes color reference cards, period images and building photos throughout. 80 pgs., 7"x 9", sfbd.

Speed Is Life, More Is Better

Product Description
Speed is Life, More is Better begins with an unknown narrator reminiscing about his former F-18D squadron. Although the story unfolds as the group enforces a NATO no-fly zone imposed over Bosnia in the mid-90s, Speed is Life, More is Better is timeless. It explores how men cope, and could just as easily have taken place in Vietnam or Iraq. Speed is Life, More is Better is a Catch 22 with jets.

About the Author
John M. Scanlan a native of Stoutsville, OH, is a 1983 graduate of the United States Naval Academy. He retired from the US Marine Corps as a Lieutenant Colonel with approximately 2500 hours in tactical fighter attack aircraft. Mr. Scanlan is a gradute of the United States navy Fighter Weapons School, known as "Top Gun", and was in an F-18D during Operation Desert Storm that was hit by a surface to air missile. He currently resides in Hilton Head, SC.

Spiral-bound: 360 pages
Publisher: Scanlan (July 19, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0975540505
ISBN-13: 978-0975540503

Contrails Over the Mojave
The Golden Age of Jet Flight Testing at Edwards Air Force Base
Marrett. This book chronicles the author's experiences at the Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base in the 1960s, which was a true golden age of flight testing.
You'll feel like you're strapped into the cockpit with the test pilots as you go vertical in a T-38 Talon, complete high-G maneuvers in an F-4C Phantom, conduct wet-runway landing tests in the accident-prone F-111A Aardvark, set world speed records in the YF-12 Blackbird, test speed stalls in the SR-71 spy plane, witness a UFO in the night sky above the Mojave Desert, and much more. 272 pages, 37 B&W photographs, 6"x 9", hardcover.
U.S. Navy F-4 Phantom
MiG Killer

Combat Aircraft Vol. 30
Softbound Book

1972-73, Elward & Davies. Drawing on primary sources such as surviving Phantom II aircrew and official navy documentation, this book covers the numerous actions fought out over North Vietnam during the Linebacker I and II operations of 1972-73, when no fewer than 17 MiGs were downed, five of them by the Navy's sole aces of the conflict, Lts. Randy Cunningham and Willie Driscoll of VF-96. 96 pages, 72 B&W and 9 color photographs, 7"x 9", softcover.    #0006354    2

McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
Softbound Book
Production and Operational Data.
Peake. Almost exclusively tabular and with only small text summaries to serve as introductions to chapters or explanatory material, this book lists each of the 5,000+ F-4 Phantoms built, providing block number, serial number, attrition date and circumstances, aerial kills, retirement date and circumstances, tail codes, and other essential details. 360 pages, 180 color photographs, 8"x 11", softcover.

Iranian F-4 Phantom II

Combat Aircraft Vol. 37
Softbound Book

Versions of the F-4 Phantom II have provided the backbone of the frontline strength of the Iranian air force since the 1970s, bearing the brunt of combat operations during the long war with Iraq. Iranian F-4 Phantom IIs were also some of best-equipped examples ever exported by the USA. This book removes the veil of secrecy surrounding Iranian Phantom II operations. 96 pgs., B&W photos and color artwork, 7"x 9", sfbd.   

Israeli F-4 Phantom II Aces

Aircraft of the Aces Vol. 60
Softbound Book

Aloni. Though the Israelis used the American manufactured F-4 Phantom II in air-to-air missions as a fighter, it served them primarily in air-to-ground missions. Because of this tactical decision, the kill total for F-4's was modest and there were only a handful of aces. But as you'll read here, they have unique stories to tell. 96 pgs., 105 B&W photos, 35 color profiles, 7"x 9", sfbd.     #0015175     20

Highest Duty
My Search for What Really Matters
Sullenberger. This is the inspirational autobiography of Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, the airline pilot whose emergency "Miracle on the Hudson" (River) landing earned the world's admiration. You'll read how he learned to fly as a teenager in a crop duster's single-engine plane in the skies above rural Texas, of his years in the U.S. Air Force at the controls of an F-4 Phantom, and of the drama of that fateful day at the controls of Flight 1549. 340 pages, 46 color and B&W photographs, 6"x 9", hardcover.

Gray Ghosts
Hardbound Book
U.S. Navy and Marine Corps F-4 Phantoms. Davies. This study of the sea-going Phantoms includes contributions from over 100 aircrew and maintainers who were involved in the Phantom's success. These voices are blended with a detailed technical and developmental description of the aircraft, supported by comprehensive appendices and numerous photos, many previously unpublished. 192 pgs., 450+ color and B&W photos, 8"x 11", hdbd.

Birds of Prey
Softbound Book
The most complete photo study available of the air war in the Gulf, covers every unit that participated including French, Italian, British, and Saudi. Photos of F-15s, F-4s, A-10s, B-52s, F-16s, F-14s, F-111s, F-117 Stealth, C5s, KC-10s, C-141s, C-130s, KC-135s, U-2/TR-1 and many others. 160 pgs., over 750 color photos, 9"x 12", sfbd.

F-4 Phantom II Clock
Beautiful Wall Clock
This collector clock features a dramatic front view of a Phantom speeding toward you framed in a distinctive riveted aluminum case. Quartz movement; battery not included. Made in U.S.A. 15" diameter.
From the Webmaster:  I have one of these clocks, except of the USS Kitty Hawk and it's really super beautiful, I love it.
USS Midway Air Wings
Aircraft Pictorial #1.

Clayton. This heavily illustrated book examines aircraft flown off the USS Midway (CV-41/CVA/CVB) from her shakedown cruise in 1945 through Operation Desert Storm in 1991. You'll view many-never-before published photographs of F4U Corsairs, TBM Avengers, SB2C Helldivers, F9F Panthers, F7U Cutlasses, F-3H Demons, F-4 Phantoms, A-4 Skyhawks, AD Skyraiders, F-8 Crusaders, F-14 Tomcats, F/A-18 Hornets, H-3 Sea Kings, and many others. 72 pages, 100+ B&W photographs, 11"x 8", softcover.

Test Pilots in Action.
Hounsfield. Flight testing experimental and new aircraft is one of the world's most hazardous occupations. This collection of first-person stories written by some of the world's best test pilots offers unique insight into the dangers and thrills of testing aircraft such as the Spitfire, the Concorde supersonic airliner, the F-4 Phantom II, the U-2 spy plane, and many others. 208 pages, 80 photographs and illustrations, 6"x 9", hardcover.

Fighter Pilot
The Memoirs of Legendary Ace Robin Olds
Olds & Rasimus. "Olds' captivating story provides great insight into his life and the attributes that make a great fighter pilot." - Gen. Henry Shelton, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. This book tells the life story of Robin Olds, an All-America football player at Army who became a 12-victory ace flying P-38s and P-51s in World War II, scored four more victories flying F-4 Phantom IIs in Vietnam, and retired as a brigadier general. 384 pages, 16 pages of B&W photographs, 6"x 9", hardcover.

F-4E Phantom II Walk Around
Softbound Book
Davis. This volume includes more than 150 color and B&W photographs, 12 color profiles, B&W technical drawings, and a richly written, authoritative text to show you the F-4 Phantom - one of the most famous, versatile, and capable aircraft of the 1960s - inside and out, in all its guises: from fleet interceptor to fighter-bomber, reconnaissance plane and MiG killer. 80 pages, 11"x 8", softcover.    

F-4 Phantom II's of the USAF

Reserve and Air Nat'l Guard
Hardbound Book

Logan. This book chronicles the service of the McDonnell-Douglas F-4 and RF-4 Phantom II. The book is organized by AFRES and ANG units and illustrates the F-4's service, colors and markings with hundreds of color photographs and unit patches. 256 pgs., 700+ color and B&W photos, 8"x 11", hdbd.

Feet Wet
Hardbound Book
Gillcrist. The author flew the F-8, F-4 and F-14 among others. Hair-raising true adventure including his first night 'trap', dodging SAMs in Vietnam, and jousting with MiGs over Hanoi. All written to put the reader in the pilots seat. 368 pgs., illustrated, 6"x 9", hdbd.

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1557500894Engineering the F-4 Phantom II : Parts into Systems
by Glenn E. Bugos
Hardcover - 258 pages (March 1996) 
Exploring every facet of the Phantom It's life and times, the author lucidly examines the basic principles of engineering management that glue together the aerospace industry.

Hardcover: 258 pages
Publisher: US Naval Institute Press (March 1, 1996)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1557500894
ISBN-13: 978-1557500892

F-4 Phantom

F-4 Phantom (Warbirds Illustrated, No. 27)
by Robert C. Stern
Softbound Book
   Paperback: 72 pages
Publisher: Arms & Armour Press (September 1984)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 085368670X
ISBN-13: 978-0853686705

Lock On No.8 : McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II
by Bob Letterman, Lewis Pruneau


Book Description 
      Soft cover

      36 pages
      100 full color photographs
      5 USAF technical drawings 

The eighth installment in the LOCK ON series, this volume highlights the classic gun-nosed McDonnell Douglas  F-4E Phantom II. Carrying on the LOCK ON tradition, this book is loaded with a wealth of information in the  form of beautiful full color photographs with highly descriptive captions. Details covered include airframe, radar,  armament, engines, cockpits, landing gear, maintenance, and more. Geared toward the serious scale aircraft  modeler, this book will equally satisfy any aviation enthusiast or Phantom Fanatic! 

Paperback: 36 pages
Publisher: Verlinden Publications; 1st edition (April 1, 1990)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9070932202
ISBN-13: 978-9070932206

Palace Cobra
Hardbound Books
Rasimus. Balancing hard-charging, palm-sweating action with the horror of modern warfare, this memoir - by a highly decorated, 250-combat mission, Viet Nam veteran fighter pilot who experienced it all flying the F-4 Phantom in the late-war Linebacker Campaigns - straps you into the pilot seat to experience the troubles of a war gone on too long. "as real as it gets without your having been there." - Robin Olds, Brig. General, USAF (Ret). 272 pages, 8 pages of B&W photographs, 6"x 9", hardcover.

Modelling the F-4 Phantom II

Osprey Modelling 3
Softbound Book

Coughlin. The F-4 Phantom II has served air forces around the world, leading to the production of numerous model kits. This volume shows you how to model a variety of scales and skill levels and covers many different variants, use of aftermarket detail sets, conversions, accessories and decals. Includes color reference cards, period images and building photos throughout. 80 pgs., 7"x 9", sfbd.  

McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom (Aviation Notebook Series)
by Stewart Wilson, Juanita Franzi

Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Notebook Publications; 1 edition (May 15, 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1876722002
ISBN-13: 978-1876722005

F-4 Phantom II in detail & scale, Part 3: USN & USMC Versions - D&S Vol. 12

F-4 Phantom II
in detail & scale, Part 3: USN & USMC Versions - D&S Vol. 12 [Paperback]
Softbound Book

Paperback: 72 pages
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Co. (May 1993)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0816850224
ISBN-13: 978-0816850228

Smoke Trails

The Last of the F-4 Phantoms
Softbound Book

The Last of the F-4 Phantoms
Hunter & Tokunaga. Though its long and distinguished career is almost over, the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II remains in service with various air forces around the world. This heavily illustrated book takes you to the last operational locations of the Phantom to view its current activities and meet the pilots and others still associated with the legendary Warbird. 160 pages, 300 color photographs, 8"x 11", soft cover Book.  

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Phantom Reflections
Hardbound Book
The Education of an American Fighter Pilot in Vietnam
McCarthy. This riveting memoir details the journey of an eager young pilot who flies an F-4 Phantom II in Vietnam War, rises to the rank of colonel, and later reexamines his beliefs. From the extensive training to the intense air campaigns over North Vietnam and Laos, you'll feel as though you're in the cockpit. 200 pages, color and B&W photographs, 6"x 9", hardcover.   

Ultimate Find
Flight Manual for Navy F-4J
Soft bound Book

NATOPS Flight Manual Navy Model F-4J Aircraft The real thing! Reprint of the actual  NATOPS flight manual for the F-4J Phantom II U.S. Navy fighter aircraft. Operational  aspects covered are: flight characteristics, emergency procedures, all-weather  operations, communications procedures, reconnaissance systems, flight crew coordination, NATOPS evaluation, and performance data. 544 pgs., diagrams, charts, illustrations., appendices, index. 8½"x 11", sfbd. 

Gowen Field
Images of Aviation
Mailes & Keith. This photo-history of Gowen Field - home to Idaho's adjutant general, the state's Army and Air National Guard, and U.S. Army, Navy and Marine Corps reserve units - takes you from its opening in 1941; through B-17 and B-24 training in World War II; and into the post-War years with the Air Guard operating the F-51, F-86, F-102, RF-4C and F-4G and, today, the A-10 and C-130. 128 pages, approximately 200 B&W photographs, 6"x 9", softcover.

McDonnell F-4 Phantom II: Spirit in the Skies (World Air Power Journal)McDonnell F-4 Phantom 2
Spirit in the Skies (World Air Power Journal)

This newly revised and expanded edition is the complete story of the world's best-loved and greatest fighter, ever-the F-4 Phantom. Tasked with a host of different missions, the Phantom served many countries and took part in conflicts stretching from the Vietnam War through the Gulf War. This book's authoritative text provides the reader with in-depth analysis of this important cold war warrior. It is packed with two-page color artworks, cutaways, technical drawings and a staggering array of photos. Every variant, every operator and every weapon carried by the Phantom are described.

Hardcover: 232 pages
Publisher: Aerospace Publishing Ltd.; 1st edition (March 31, 1993)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 187402328X
ISBN-13: 978-1874023289

The McDonnell F-4 Phantom (Aero Series, Vol 36)
by Robert F. Dorr
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Aero Publishers; 1st edition (August 1989)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0830686177
ISBN-13: 978-0830686179

Robert F. Dorr, 71, is an author (1955- ); an Air Force veteran (1957-60); and a retired senior Foreign Service officer (a diplomat; 1964-89). He has three books currently in print. The newest is "MISSION TO BERLIN,":about the Americans who fought in one of the largest aerial battles of World War II.
He is the author of 70 books and thousands of magazine articles about the Air Force, aviation and military affairs. He writes a weekly opinion column for Air Force Times, monthly columns for Combat Aircraft, Air International and Aerospace America magazines, and a quarterly column for Air Power History, which he helped create. His first paid magazine article was in the November 1955 Air Force magazine when he was fifteen. He wrote 1,700 history columns for all four Military Times newspapers from 2000 to 2009.

USAF F-4 and F-105 MiG Killers of the Vietnam War 1965-1973.
Hardbound Book
McCarthy, Jr. The most complete photo collection of USAF F-4 Phantom and F-105 Thunderchief MiG Killers ever published, this volume presents 106 of the 113 individual aircraft of those types that were credited with aerial kills during the Vietnam war. Accompanying each photograph, you also get detailed information regarding the aircrews, units, call signs, and primary weapon system used in the aerial kills along with a short narrative describing each battle. 192 pages, 150+ color and B&W photographs, 8"x 11", hardcover.    

U.S. Navy F-4 MiG Killers

Combat Aircraft Vol. 26
Softbound Book

Edward & Davies. For every American fighter pilot involved in the Vietnam War, the ultimate goal was to "kill a MiG." In eight years of conflict, U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps Phantom II crews claimed 43 Vietnamese Peoples Air Force aircraft. Packed with firsthand accounts from combat veterans and rare archival photography, this volume charts the successes of the navy fighter crews as they encountered "MiGs, Missiles and AAA" over the jungles of North Vietnam. 96 pages, 95 B&W and color photographs, 16 color profiles and more. 7"x 9", softcover.    

USAF F-4 Phantom II MiG Killers, 1972-73

Combat Aircraft Vol. 55
Softbound Book

Davies. This book covers the late-war F-4 attacks on numerous targets in North Vietnamese cities such as Hanoi and Haiphong, as well as engagements with Vietnamese MiG-19s and MiG-21s hell-bent on defending the north from "Yankee Air Pirates." The USAF's only ace crew, which scored their five kills during 1972, is also here. 96 pages, many previously unpublished photographs, 7"x 9", softcover.  

Once a Fighter Pilot...
Softbound Book
Cook. Documents an aviation cadets training and assignment as an F-4 fighter pilot in Vietnam, and his survival of 400 hours of combat with its trauma and near misses. Ride along in the cockpit over enemy territory on an emotional roller-coaster, reveling in the triumphs, mourning lost friends, laughing at military life absurdities, and sharing in the camaraderie spawned by war. 220 pgs., 6"x 9", sfbd.

McDonnell F-4 Phantom: Spirit in the Skies (World Air Power Journal)
McDonnell F-4 Phantom : Spirit in the Skies (World Air Power Journal)
by Jon Lake (Editor)

Book Description     This newly revised and expanded edition is the complete story of the world's best-loved and greatest fighter, ever-the F-4 Phantom. Tasked with a host of different missions, the Phantom served many countries and took part in conflicts stretching from the Vietnam War through the Gulf War. This book's authoritative text provides the reader with in-depth analysis of this important cold war warrior. It is packed with two-page color artworks, cutaways, technical drawings and a staggering array of photos. Every variant, every operator and every weapon carried by the Phantom are described.

Hardcover: 232 pages
Publisher: Aerospace Publishing Ltd. / AIRtime Publishing; 1st edition (September 1992)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1880588048
ISBN-13: 978-1880588048

F-4J Phantom
Tony Wedell. 
Aviation Art
During an Alpha strike against the Haiphong rail yards, just southeast of  Hanoi, Lt. Randy Cunningham and Lt. J.G. Willie Driscoll would become the first American aces of the Vietnam War with their third, fourth, and fifth kills. 23"x 19"  print.   #0008510    

McDonnell Fh-1 Phantom (Naval Fighters Series No 3)
by Steven J. Ginter

Publisher: Naval Fighters; Edition Unstated edition (March 1981)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0942612035
ISBN-13: 978-0942612035

Phantom GuardiansPhantom Guardians : The F-4 in the Air National Guard (Osprey Aerospace)
by Daniel Soulaine

Book Description
A study of the F-4 Phantom II multi-role fighters that served with the US National Guard squadrons. The book is intended to be a retrospective of the many camouflage schemes and unit markings carried over the years by ANG Phantoms.   Containing a wealth of first-rate colour photography, this book by Daniel Soulaine provides a lavish pictorial record of the Air National Guard Squadrons armed with the legendary F-4 Phantom, including all fighter and recce variants operated by the flying minutemen.
From the Publisher
The top class photography showcased in the Osprey Colour Classics series offers a superb insight into the appearance and deployment of a wide range of civil and military machines. Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Osprey Pub Co (March 1992)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 185532198X
ISBN-13: 978-1855321984



The Phantom Story
Thornborough & Davies.

This definitive, updated and extensively illustrated history  covers all naval and land-based variants, beginning with the design origins and  continuing through to its later roles in electronic warfare and SAM suppression. Appendices cover all Phantom serial codes, MiG killers and a remarkable history for  every operating unit. Illustrations cover every period of the F-4's service. 296 pgs.,  275 B&W photos, 8½"x 10¾", sfbd.

F-4 Phantom II
Combat Legend
Bowman. This multi-role, land-based and carrier-borne fighter was the first with the capability to identify, intercept and destroy a target without relying on ground control. This book includes chronology, prototypes, operational history, variants, specifications, weapons, production figures, model kit information and more. Color illustrations show the different markings used in various theaters of operation. 96 pgs., 16 pages of color photos, 3-views and more. 7"x 9", sfbd.

F-4 Phantom Aviation Notebook
Wilson.  The multi-role F-4 Phantom has proven itself as a formidable fighter, bomber and recon platform  in Vietnam, the Middle East and elsewhere. This illustrated reference traces its development and offers a model-by-model guide to all variants. In addition, technical and performance data are supplemented  by serial numbers, production figures, a summary of operators, and exclusive profile drawings. 48 pgs.,  50 color photos, 7"x 10", sfbd.
F-4C/D, RF-4C Phantom II
In Detail & Scale Vol. 43
Kinzey. The F-4C and F-4D were both used in close air support, interdiction and counter-air roles. Also known for their air-to-ground capability, they can carry twice the bomb load of a B-17. The RF-4C used cameras in its nose section for advanced day or night reconnaissance. Here, you'll see details of all these F-4 variants through extensive close-up photos, engineering drawings, cutaways and more. 64 pgs., 8"x 11", sfbd.

MiG Kill Markings from Vietnam
Color & Markings Vol. 12
Kenzey & Leader.
It was swastikas and Japanese flags in World War II; in Vietnam it  was a red star. That was a badge that denoted a "kill." Here is a photo essay on  some of America's top planes of the period, most of which were F-4 Phantoms, but a  section on F-105 Thunderchiefs is also included. 80 pgs., 240 color and B&W photos, 8½"x 11", sfbd.

War for the Hell of It
A Fighter Pilot's View of Vietnam
Cobleigh. The author, who flew 375 combat sorties totaling more than 1,000 hours of combat time in the F-4D Phantom II, shares this intimate, unprecedented look into the state of mind of a pilot as he experiences everything from the carnage of a crash to the joy of flying through a star-studded night sky, and from illogical political agendas to his own dangerous addiction to risk. 288 pages, 8"x 6", softcover.

USMC Phantoms in Combat

Brings to life the realities of flying an F-4 in Vietnam combat by profiling  seven combat pilots and their experiences. More than 150 photos and 15 color  illustrations accompany personally revealing text, while a post-combat section  updates the reader on aircraft status through the 1980s. 64 pgs., 8 ½" x 11", sfbd.

MiG Killers of Yankee Station
O'Connor. Based on two decades of research and hundreds of hours of interviews with naval carrier pilots of the era, this is "the definitive history of the Navy's MiG battles." - Randy Cunningham, VF-96, first American ace of the Vietnam War. It's an exciting, honest-in-every-detail account, written with a true-to-life style that takes you from the flight decks of the carriers to the cockpits of F-4 and F-8 jet fighters in combat. 272 pgs., 355 B&W photos, 8"x 11", hdbd.

McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
Aero Detail Vol. 4
A detailed photo essay on the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom. 200 color photos  with very detailed diagrams and drawings of the Phantom give incredible insight into  the plane's systems. An excellent resource for the modeler, or anyone interested in  this Vietnam workhorse that is the predecessor to the F-14. 73 pgs., 10"x 10", sfbd


F-4 Phantom II in Action


MD F-4 Gun Nosed Phantoms
Warbird Tech Vol. 8
Hughes & Dranem. Learn why the F4 had no gun until the "E" variant covered here. The story of its development is fascinating, as are the Vietnam-era color photos, cockpit and panel drawings and photos, exploded views and cutaways, even tech manual excerpts. A great reference for the jet fighter enthusiast. 100 pgs., 140 color and B&W photos, and 35 diagrams. 8"x 11", sfbd.


At the Controls
The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Book of Cockpits. Bell. Take a photographic look at the cockpits of 40 aircraft and five spacecraft of historical note. Taken from the pilot's view, you'll feel like you're at the controls! Cockpit views are complemented by additional historical text and some external photos. Aircraft included are the Wright Flyer, Hughes H-1 Racer, F4F-4 Wildcat, F-16 and the Space Shuttle. 144 pgs., 60 color and 30 B&W photos, 9"x 12", hdbd.
Look at this fantastic Model F-4 Phantom II built by Master Model Builder Inaki Ruiz.   What does a model look like when it was built by a master model builder?  This is the F-4 Phantom Exhibit from Inaki Ruiz from Spain.  He builds fantastic model airplanes that are realistic beyond compare.  His models win major competitions and he goes out of his way to ensure detail and accuracy of his model kits.


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