Osprey Publishing AVG22 USN McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II

Osprey PublishingSKU: OSP00010621

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ABOUT THIS PRODUCT


Originally designed as a carrier-borne long-range interceptor armed with
radar-guided missiles and tasked with defence against missile-launching
bombers, the Phantom II went on to establish itself as one of the most
important multi-role fighter, attack and reconnaissance aircraft of the 20th
century. Arguably the United States' most important aircraft in the Vietnam
War, where it played the role of workhorse as well as being a deadly MiG
interceptor, the Phantom was also a mainstay of Atlantic Fleet operations ?
intercepting Soviet bomber and reconnaissance aircraft and turning them away
from the carrier groups at the height of the Cold War.

This book reveals the design and development history of the naval Phantom,
its variants and the exported designs adopted by other NATO countries.
Packed with illustrations, photographs and first-hand accounts, it provides
a technical history of one of the most famous aircraft ever built.


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE


Peter E Davies has written or co-written nineteen books on modern American
combat aircraft, including the standard reference work on US Navy and Marine
Corps Phantom II operations, Gray Ghosts. He is based in Bristol, UK.Henry
Morshead is a design consultant in the European automotive and aerospace
sectors, with clients including Jaguar, Bentley, CitroÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃën and Airbus. He is
also a technical sponsor of the Bloodhound supersonic car, contributing
digital surfacing and design services. A former officer in the Royal
Engineers and illustrator for Jane's, he maintains a keen interest in the
design and use of military land and air vehicles. Adam Tooby is an
internationally renowned digital aviation artist and illustrator. His work
can be found in publications worldwide and as box art for model aircraft
kits. He also runs a successful illustration studio and aviation prints
business.

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