PPRuNe Forums - View Single Post - F-4 Phantom
Thread: F-4 Phantom
View Single Post
Old 3rd Mar 2009, 19:02
  #59 (permalink)  
BSweeper
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: West of Akrotiri & the B Sours
Age: 69
Posts: 86
The Phantom a good aircraft?

In 1967, it could carry a full rocket/bomb load, have two sorts of AAMs, could detect a MiG 15/17 (its main opponent) head on at low level and at 20 miles and shoot them down before the F4 had even been detected and finally deliver a nuke at pretty long range (for a fighter).

As one instructor (Griggles) said to me, "If you get to the target and its been nuked, what do you do".

Answer - nuke it again!!

It also was the best and meanest looking of the lot. Hunter, beautiful but hornless;Lightning, fast quick handjob but no weapons or fuel; F3, OMG don't even ask.

Last edited by BSweeper; 3rd Mar 2009 at 19:56.
BSweeper is offline