Photos F-4 Phantom II Paradise

F-4J Phantom II and RA-5C Vigilante of CVW-9 over Hawaii in 1971
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U.S. Marine Corps McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom IIs from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron VMFA-333 "Shamrocks" in flight. November 1976. (U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation, m PH2c Klaus Homedale)
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6 Sqn RAF Phantom packing impressive punch. Having given up its Canberra's in early 1969 in Cyprus, new 6 Sqn formed at Coningsby in May 1969 with the Phantom FGR.2. It was to be a short, but for those involved, very enjoyable, period. disbanded in Sept1974 before becoming Jaguar Sqn
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GREAT Phantom pictures mate, just beautiful......THANKS for posting them!! (Y)
 
US Navy F-4s and A-7s on a LORAN strike over Vietnam. Short for "Long Range Navigation", LORAN technology used multiple ground-based transmitters to communicate with aircraft's onboard systems, allowing them to fix their position and coordinate attacks. The system was employed extensively during the Linebacker campaigns, and worked exceptionally well as a poor-weather and nighttime attack aid.

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A McDonnell Douglas F-4B Phantom II of fighter squadron VF-111 Sundowners, Attack Carrier Air Wing Fifteen (CVW-15), being launched (not a chance!) from the aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) on Christmas 1971 by a catapult officer dressed up as "Santa Claus". The Coral Sea was on a deployment to Vietnam from 12 Nov 1971 to 17 Jul 1972. The F-4B is armed with AIM-9D Sidewinder and AIM-7 Sparrow air-to-air-missiles.
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