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Phantom free pdf The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom is perhaps the best known and most popular of all postwar military aircraft. Its extremely long and diverse history, the huge variety of roles it has undertaken and its international appeal - most notably with the US and UK - makes it incomparable with any other aircraft. When it first emerged towards the end of the 1950s, it represented a generational step from the first postwar jets and later 'Century Series' aircraft, to the modern high-tech fighters such as the F-16. The Phantom was the most significant aircraft to serve with the US Navy and Marine Corps, and the US Air Force. It was also the most numerous and significant aircraft type to participate in the Vietnam War. Apart from being an iconic US aircraft it was also a hugely successful international design and was purchased by the UK, Australia, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Iran, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Spain and Turkey. This detailed new volume provides an in-depth, comprehensive study of the development of the F-4 Phantom, tracing its full service deployment from the USAF and RAF to the air forces of a host of countries around the globe. The author also covers in detail the long and complicated story of the British Phantom. Purchased for both the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force, it became a much-respected carrier-borne fighter-bomber. It provided the RAF with a nuclear strike aircraft and a ground attack/reconnaissance platform, and later became the RAF's standard interceptor.

About Tim McLelland

Tim McLelland is author of three Ian Allan-published works: "English Electric Lightning--Britain's First and Last Supersonic Interceptor," "TSR-2--Britain's Lost Cold War Strike Aircraft" and "Harrier." He is an established aviation writer and photographer with an interest in all aspects of aerospace, specialising primarily in post-war military subjects. He has authored a wide range of books on a variety of subjects. He has also produced numerous features for many aerospace magazines and journals and has been a contributor to "Aircraft Illustrated," "Air Extra," "Armed Forces," "Air Forces Monthly," "Flypast," "Aviation News" and others. Tim McLelland also edited "Air Forces International "magazine, and "Scale Models" magazine, in addition to the house magazine of the International Plastic Modellers Society (UK). As part of his photography and writing work, Tim McLelland has been afforded a great deal of direct access to military units around the world. He has talked to serving air crew and staff officers on all aspects of operational and training activities. He has also been given many opportunities to fly as passenger in a wide range of combat aircraft, enabling him to see first-hand what military flying is all about. His 'log book' includes types such as the Jaguar, Lightning, Harrier, Tornado fighter and bomber, Hawk, Hunter, F-4 Phantom (both in US and British service), Buccaneer, Nimrod, Canberra, Hercules, VC10, Chinook, and many others, as well as historical types such as the Lancaster and Shackleton and a number of flights with the world-famous Red Arrows, and the US Navy's Blue Angels team. He has flown all four key versions of the Phantom. Away from the world of military operations, Tim McLelland also worked with Channel 4 Television, as a stills photographer. His other published works include "Buccaneer," "Vulcan--A Complete History," "The RAF Manual," "Fighter Pilot," "Tiger Meet," "Flying Tankers," "Hunter--A Complete History," "Avro Vulcan," "Fight's On," and "C-130 Hercules."

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Author : Tim McLelland
Publisher : Classic Publications
Data Published : 05 December 2013
ISBN : 190653733X
EAN : 9781906537333
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 336 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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