theme: f 4 phantom

In the strange blending that came about from the reunification of East and West Germany and combining of their military assets, German Air Force F-4 and MiG-29 fly together in formation. The MiG-29s would eventually be given over to Poland in 2004.

(Collection of Dr. Stefan Petersen)


Phantom II and Phantom I. The PH Phantom was McDonnell’s first foray into jet fighters, and the first true jet to land on an American carrier. Its deployment would be very short however, introduced in 1947 and retired by the Navy and Marine Corps by 1949 in favor of the much better F2H Banshee.

(US Navy)