Loved the F4 since being simultaneously excited by and frightened of them as a kid. The Royal Navy version was the best of all of them. The Rolls Royce Speys were so powerful that they would buckle and blister the deck plates of the American carriers that were used to conduct early sea trials. "Ark" had extremely beefy water cooled blast deflectors that could handle the huge heat from both engines on full burner. If I could have any job in history it would probably have been to fly these…

The Phantom was procured to serve both in the Fleet Air Arm and Royal Air Force in a number of different roles including air defence, close air support, low level strike and tactical reconnaissance.

A formation of Royal Air Force F-4 Phantoms.

A formation of McDonnell Douglas Phantom II - Royal Air Force (RAF), United Kingdom

Blackburn Buccaneer

RAF Blackburn Buccaneer in its element; 'gear up', and descend to Operational Height.

RAF Phantoms at RAF Coningsby, July 1974. A Phantom FGR2 of No 111 Squadron RAF taxies past past other Phantoms of the Coningsby Wing

Royal Air Force McDonnell-Douglas Phantom IIs at RAF Coningsby, July A Phantom of No 111 Squadron RAF taxies past past other Phantoms of the Coningsby Wing

RAF Tornado GR4

A Tornado on route from RAF Brize Norton to Nevada, USA to participate in exercise Red Flag.

TSR-2 y BAE Lightning

British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) - Royal Air Force (RAF) - faster with one engine on reheat than an English Electric Lightning with both engines on reheat, wow that is fast!

Wings in the sky

The Phantom was procured to serve both in the Fleet Air Arm and Royal Air Force in a number of different roles including air defence, close air support, low level strike and tactical reconnaissance.

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