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Phantom [Abridged, Audiobook, Box set, Illustrated, Large Print] [Hardcover]

Tim McLelland
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Book Description

5 Dec 2013
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.

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  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Classic Publications (5 Dec 2013)
  • Language: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Hindi, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Welsh
  • ISBN-10: 190653733X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906537333
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 21.6 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 89,516 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Tim McLelland is an established aviation writer and photographer with an interest in all aspects of aerospace, specialising primarily in postwar military subjects. He has authored a great many books, written numerous features for the aviation press and also been editor of Air Forces International and Scale Models magazines, in addition to the house magazine of the International Plastic Modellers Society (IPMS - UK). As part of his photographic and writing assignments, Tim has been afforded direct access to military units around the world and has flown as a passenger in a wide range of combat aircraft, including - among many others - the Jaguar, Lightning, Harrier, Tornado and all four key versions of the Phantom.

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Phantom 12 Jan 2014
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As always an excellent production by Tim McLelland. Couldn't put it down. Got me in to serious trouble on Christmas Day!
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5.0 out of 5 stars An unbelievable presentation 28 Dec 2013
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I found an article on this book thru the internet - the book certainly lived up to the review. Would recommend to anyone with an interest in modern jet engine aircraft and also modelers using plastic model kits (for painting and decal purposes). For historical interest this is an aircraft that will never be seen again other thru books like this. To the author well done, your work is certainly exceptional.
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This is an excellent book, which any Phantom Phan should have.
The book contains goood information, some of the history text has been well covered i n other books.
Good sharp photographs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Phantom book! 20 Mar 2014
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Another Phantom book, but highly recommended.
Very good quality 'photos, and informative text.
Although, the most interesting 'photo, (page 118, Edwards AFB test machine) has been given the wrong caption.
Great book though, and a bargain on Amazon.
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