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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
This section would have been greatly the poorer without contributions from the following - so many thanks to (in
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.