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McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom II

By Htam

2013 DSC_9791_D300_HDR@ Pacific Aviation Museum, Ford Island, HI

May 2013

Five-image HDR that takes the harshness out of the bright, midday Hawaiian sun.  I really like the reflections on the glossy radome.  The Pacific Aviation Museum has grown since its opening in 2006 and now has 30 aircraft in its collection.

The U. S. Air Force’s first version of the venerable Phantom, the F-4C made its first flight in May 1963. In 1965, the USAF sent its first F-4Cs to Southwest Asia where they flew air-to-air combat missions against North Vietnamese fighters.  In its air-to-ground role, the F-4C could carry twice the payload of a World War II B-17.  Phantom II production ended in 1979 with over 5,000 aircraft built.


McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom II

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