Military Wednesdays - McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
Wednesday, Feb 2 2011 by kjfitz
The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is a tandem two-seat, twin-engined, all-weather, long-range supersonic jet interceptor fighter/fighter-bomber originally developed for the United States Navy by McDonnell Aircraft. It first entered service in 1960 with the U.S. Navy. Proving highly adaptable, it was also adopted by the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Air Force, and by the mid-1960s had became a major part of their respective air wings. The Phantom has a top speed of over Mach 2. It can carry over 18,000 pounds of weapons.