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McDonnell-Douglas/BAC F-4K/M Phantom II - Links, References & Credits


References - Books

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Warpaint No.31 McDonnell Douglas F-4K and F-4M Phantom by Steve Hazell


Published by Hall Park Books, 2000

Lots of pictures (mostly monochrome but a good number in colour), development and service history, scale plans covering the differences on each variant, loads of colour profiles. Highly recommended.

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Aeroguide 13 - Phantom by auth

ISBN 0 946958 14 9

Published by Linewrights Ltd., 1986

Aimed at modellers, this slim volume includes a hefty amount of detail pictures, mostly in monochrome, plus camo diagrams. Out of print but occasionally Aeroguides show up as bargain offerings at airshow stalls.

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Aircraft Illustrated Special: RAF Phantom by Peter Foster

ISBN 0 7110 1870 7

Published by Ian Allan, 1989

Could be tricky to find this one, but it's well worth seeking out. Briefly covers development, then settles in for a history of the F-4 in RAF service with copious photos, mostly in monochrome but a fair number in glorious colour. Also includes scale plans and individual aircraft histories. Pity it wasn't published a few years later so that the story could have been finished off properly!

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Wings of Fame volume 15

ISBN 1 86184 033 0

Published by Aerospace Publishing Ltd., 1999

This volume includes a large article on RAF Phantoms, and is worth picking up for that alone - a good history and selection of colour photos, colour 3-view, cutaway and Squadron breakdown. Wings of Fame volumes can be picked up for less than a fiver at airshow stalls - so keep your eyes peeled for a bargain!

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The Phantom Story by Anthony M. Thornborough and Peter E. Davies

ISBN 1-85409-416-5

Published by Armour Press 1994,1997,2000

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While a general history of the F-4, this does include two good chapters on the UK Phantoms and is still worth picking up even if you're not interested in the non-UK stuff. Sadly lacking in colour however, and be aware that the hardback edition may not include the UK chapters.

References - Magazines


This section would have been greatly the poorer without contributions from the following - so many thanks to (in alphabetical order):

Alan Allen, Allan Barley, Andrew Bates, Des Brennan, Phil Charlton, Kev Darling, Andy Dawson, Eric Dewhurst, Gareth Helliwell, Mick Jennings, Garry Lakin, Bob Lawson, Ron Male, Tom McGhee, Chris McKee, Gary Parsons, Clive Pattle, Martin Pole, Hans Rolink, Mike Sibley, Ian Turner, Andrew Whiteley, Mark Young.

Thanks also to the following organisations:

2214 Sqn ATC, Boeing, f4 Aviation, the Ministry of Defence (RAF) and (RN), Mirror Syndication International, RAF Brampton, RAF Coltishall and RAF Neatishead.