Phantom II Jet Fighter books.
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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",
USN F-4 Phantom II vs. VPAF MiG-17/19" 53"0015035border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4" width="250" height="340" align="left">0015035
F-4 Phantom II vs. VPAF MiG-17/19
Engage the Enemy Duel 23
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.
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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" 48"0019275border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4" width="250" height="320" align="left">0019275
Douglas F-4 Phantom Owners' Workshop Manual
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",
Magnum!" 47"0036158border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4" width="250" height="373" align="left">
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.
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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.
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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
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Speed Is Life, More Is Bettere/ir0975540505
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
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)
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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.
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U.S. Navy F-4 Phantom
Combat Aircraft Vol. 30
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.
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McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
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 Fighter Jets0015119337" align="left">
Combat Aircraft Vol. 37
Iranian F-4 Phantom II
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
Israeli F-4 Phantom II Aces, Jet Planes0015175342" align="left">
Aircraft of the Aces Vol. 60
Israeli F-4 Phantom II Aces
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.
Highest Duty" 46"0049068border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4" width="250" height="376" align="left">
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.
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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",
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Birds of Prey
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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F-4E Phantom II Walk Around
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.
Reserve and Air Nat'l Guard
F-4 Phantom II's of the USAF
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.
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.
F-4 Phantom II
Aviation Art F-4 Phantom II
Models F-4 Phantom II
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
Hardcover: 258 pages
Publisher: US Naval Institute Press (March 1, 1996)
Phantom (Warbirds Illustrated, No. 27)
by Robert C. Stern
Paperback: 72 pages
Publisher: Arms & Armour Press (September 1984)
On No.8 : McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II
by Bob Letterman, Lewis Pruneau
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)
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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",
Modelling the F-4 Phantom II Jet Fighter Plane0015136335" align="left">
Osprey Modelling 3
Modelling the F-4 Phantom II
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.
Douglas F-4 Phantom (Aviation Notebook Series)
by Stewart Wilson, Juanita Franzi
Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Notebook Publications; 1 edition (May 15, 2000)
in detail & scale, Part 3: USN & USMC Versions - D&S Vol. 12 [Paperback]
Paperback: 72 pages
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Co. (May 1993)
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The Last of the F-4 Phantoms
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.
F-4 Phantom II
Aviation Art F-4 Phantom II
Models F-4 Phantom II
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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.
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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. ....#0003956
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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.
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)
McDonnell F-4 Phantom (Aero Series, Vol 36)
by Robert F. Dorr
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Aero Publishers; 1st edition (August 1989)
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.
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USAF F-4 and F-105 MiG Killers of the Vietnam
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.
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U.S. Navy F-4 MiG Killers
Combat Aircraft Vol. 26
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, 1972-730015359337" align="left">
Combat Aircraft Vol. 55
USAF F-4 Phantom II MiG Killers, 1972-73
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.
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Once a Fighter Pilot...
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.
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
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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
Fh-1 Phantom (Naval Fighters Series No 3)
by Steven J. Ginter
Publisher: Naval Fighters; Edition Unstated edition (March 1981)
Guardians : The F-4 in the Air National Guard (Osprey Aerospace)
by Daniel Soulaine
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)
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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.
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F-4 Phantom II
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",
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.
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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.
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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, An F-4 Fighter Pilots View of Vietnam0020951vspace="4" border="1" width="150" height="241" align="left">
War for the Hell of It
A Fighter Pilot's View of
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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.