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The Phantom Menace

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The United Kingdom operated the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II as one of its principal combat aircraft from 1968 to 1992. The UK was the first export customer for the Phantom, which was ordered in the context of political and economic difficulties around British designs for the roles that it eventually undertook.
The Phantom was procured to serve in both the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm (FAA) and the Royal Air Force in several roles including air defence, close air support, low-level strike and tactical reconnaissance.

Although assembled in the United States, the UK's early Phantoms were a special batch built separately with a significant amount of British technology as a means of easing the pressure on the domestic aerospace industry in the wake of major project cancellations.
Two variants were initially built for the UK: the F-4K variant was designed from the outset as an air defence interceptor to be operated by the FAA from the Royal Navy's aircraft carriers, and the F-4M version was procured for the RAF to serve in the tactical strike and reconnaissance roles. In the mid-1980s, a third Phantom variant was obtained when 15 second-hand F-4J aircraft were purchased to augment the UK's air defences following the Falklands War.
The Phantom entered service with both the FAA and the RAF in 1969. In FAA service, it had a secondary strike role, while in the RAF it was soon replaced in the strike role by other aircraft designed specifically for strike and close air support.
By the mid-1970s, the Phantom had become the UK's principal interceptor, a role in which it continued until the early 1990s.
andymackie22 Uploaded by andymackie22 on . The Phantom Menace - Desktop Nexus Aircraft Download free wallpapers and background images: The Phantom Menace. Desktop Nexus Aircraft background ID 2650838. The United Kingdom operated the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II as one of its principal combat aircraft from 1968 to 1992. The UK was the first export customer for the Phantom, which was ordered in the context of political and economic difficulties around British designs for the roles that it eventually undertook.
The Phantom was procured to serve in both the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm (FAA) and the Royal Air Force in several roles including air defence, close air support, low-level strike and tactical reconnaissance.

Although assembled in the United States, the UK's early Phantoms were a special batch built separately with a significant amount of British technology as a means of easing the pressure on the domestic aerospace industry in the wake of major project cancellations.
Two variants were initially built for the UK: the F-4K variant was designed from the outset as an air defence interceptor to be operated by the FAA from the Royal Navy's aircraft carriers, and the F-4M version was procured for the RAF to serve in the tactical strike and reconnaissance roles. In the mid-1980s, a third Phantom variant was obtained when 15 second-hand F-4J aircraft were purchased to augment the UK's air defences following the Falklands War.
The Phantom entered service with both the FAA and the RAF in 1969. In FAA service, it had a secondary strike role, while in the RAF it was soon replaced in the strike role by other aircraft designed specifically for strike and close air support.
By the mid-1970s, the Phantom had become the UK's principal interceptor, a role in which it continued until the early 1990s.
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Wallpaper Comments (6)

JOHNBECK
Posted by JOHNBECK on 07/17/22 at 07:01 PM
I AGREE WITH GARY. THE PHANTOM II F 4K IS ALSO KNOWN AS THE FG 1. IT DISPLAYS THE MARKINGS OF 892 SQN AND WAS OPERATING FROM THE ARK ROYAL.

BEAUTIFUL REFLECTION, NICE ONE.
Scotman
Posted by Scotman on 07/11/22 at 03:53 PM
Great photo.
aussie48
Posted by aussie48 on 07/11/22 at 12:49 AM
a beautiful jet
Gordon173
Posted by Gordon173 on 07/10/22 at 10:20 PM
The F-4 was a great aircraft. Thanks for the history of the UK versions.
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Uploaded By: andymackie22
Date Uploaded: July 10, 2022
Filename: The-Phantom-Menace.jpg
Original Resolution: 1573x1080
File Size: 1.1MB
Category: Military

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