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    CHECK SIX: The F-4 Phantom’s F3H Demon Roots

    We recently passed the one year anniversary of the retirement of the last F-4 (actually the QF-4) in the USAF inventory.  And while other air forces still have a few left in service, the worldwide fleet is dwindling. Here’s some aviation trivia for you Phantom Phreaks. There is actually a continuous line of evolution from […] More

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    What Made The Phabulous F-4 Phantom So Special to Phantom Phanatics All Over The World?

    The philm “The Fabulous Phantom” was made by McDonnell Douglas to commemorate the manufacture of the 5000th Phabulous Phantom II (F-4E-65-MC serial 77-0290) which rolled out on May 24th 1978. The company would only build another 195 F-4s before shutting down production in 1981. Whether you called it Old Smokey, Double Ugly, Rhino, Snoopy, Phlying Anvil, […] More

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    Listen to the Last F-4 Phantoms Roar over Oshkosh

    You can call that rumble music to my ears! Our friends at AirshowStuff have captured the beautiful roar of  J-79s as the buzz Oshkosh as part of EAA’s annual Fly In.  These beautiful jets out of Holloman Air Force Base performed a spectacularly loud flyby and low approach.  The F-4 is one of avgeek’s most […] More

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    The F-4 Phantom Was A Big, Fast, Heavy and Popular Fighter. Here’s 8 Reasons why it was Awesome!

    For over three decades, McDonnell’s F-4 Phantom was the world’s most popular fighter-bomber. It made its debut in 1960 and served a prominent role in Vietnam. Over 5,000 F-4s were produced. Not only was the F-4 a staple for the U.S. military, it was operated by the armed forces in 11 other nations. In Israel, […] More

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