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A left front view of an F-4B Phantom II aircraft on the flight line. The aircraft is assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 (VMFA-122)

An air-to-air left side view of an Attack Squadron 164 (VA-164) A-4 Skyhawk aircraft en route to a target in North Vietnam. The aircraft is piloted by CMDR. William F. Span, executive officer of VA-164

An F-4 Phantom II aircraft approaches for a landing aboard the attack aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67)

PH2 W. M. Welch Caribbean Sea....An air-to-air right side view of a Fighter Squadron 102 (VF-102) F-4 Phantom II aircraft. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

An air-to-air right side view of an F-4E Phantom II aircraft of the 51st Tactical Fighter Wing, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. The aircraft is equipped with an ALQ-119 electronic countermeasures pod and an Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation (ACMI) pod. (AIRMAN Magazine, Apr 1984)

Various aircraft assigned to the attack aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CVA 66) fly in formation. They are, top to bottom: EA-3B Skywarrior, two A-6E Intruders, F-4 Phantom II and four A-7E Corsair II aircraft

An air-to-air left side view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear D aircraft as an F-4 Phantom II aircraft from Fighter Squadron 151 (VF-151) intercepts it

VIGILANTE F-4 AND F-106 1/72 SCALE MODEL AIRPLANES

A view of tails of parked RF-4C Phantom II aircraft, from the Air National Guard, during Exercise Jack Frost '75

A Fighter Squadron 14 (VF-14) F-14 Tomcat aircraft clears the flight deck after a wave-off during flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67)

2LT Herbert Winkeller and LTC John W. Meservey, left to right, check over their F-4D Phantom II aircraft before leading the first flight of F-4's from the base. The 13th Tactical Fighter Squadron, "Panther Pack," was deactivated on June 30, 1975

A ground crewman directs an RF-4C Phantom II aircraft into a parking spot while on a rest stop during Operation Coronet Hook, the redeployment of 22 F-4 and RF-4C Phantom II aircraft from Udorn Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, and Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, to the United States because of a reduction in forces

A right front view of an F-4 Phantom II aircraft on a ramp while on a rest stop during Coronet Slice, the redeployment of F-4's of the 34th Tactical Fighter Squadron from Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, to the United States because of a reduction in forces

A maintenance crew moves M-32 A-60 generators into position to service F-4 Phantom II aircraft during a rest stop. The equipment is being used during redeployment of F-4's of the 34th Tactical Fighter Squadron from Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, to the United States because of a reduction in forces

Crewmen service an F-14 Tomcat aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66)

A view of a Fighter Squadron 2 (VF-2) F-14A Tomcat as seen through an open porthole

A right rear view of an Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 4 (VX-4) F-4 Phantom II aircraft parked on the flight line. The aircraft has been painted in a Bicentennial theme

A right front view of an Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 4 (VX-4) F-4 Phantom II aircraft parked on the flight line. The aircraft has been painted in a Bicentennial theme

A right rear view of a Fighter Squadron 124 (VF-124) F-14 Tomcat aircraft parked on the flight line. The aircraft has been painted in a Bicentennial theme

An air-to-air left side view of an F-4 Phantom II aircraft flying in formation with an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft. The F-4 is carrying a tow target on its left wing

A front view of a parked F-4E Phantom II aircraft armed with a GBU-15 (CW) bomb, parked on the apron

An air-to-air left side view of the Bicentennial RF-4B Phantom II aircraft "Spirit of America". The aircraft is assigned to Marine PHOTO Reconnaissance Squadron 3 (VMEP-3) Marine Corps Air Station, El Toro, California

A left front view of an F-4D Phantom II aircraft parked on the flight line. The Phantom is equipped with a camera pod on the left wing and a Pave Spike laser target designator pod on the fuselage

A left front view of an F-4E Phantom II aircraft with a TISEO mounted on left wing, undergoing general maintenance. The aircraft carriers a SUU dispenser on the right wing, Pave Tack on the fuselage, and three practice bombs on the left wing

A close-up side view of an F-4C Phantom II aircraft loaded with three cluster bomb units on a triple ejector rack (TER) on each wing, and camera pods on outboard wing racks, on the ground during testing

A front view of an F-4C Phantom II aircraft carrying cluster bomb units on a triple ejector rack (TER) on each wing, and camera pods mounted outboard on each wing rack, on the ground during testing

A left view of an F-4E Phantom II aircraft equipped with, left and right, wing tip fuel tank, SUU dispenser, Pave Tack, and GBU-10 (MX-84)

A right front view of an F-4C Phantom II aircraft loaded with a camera pod, on the ground

An air-to-air right underside view of an F-4E Phantom II aircraft equipped with an SUU dispenser on right wing, Pave Tack center mounted and an LGB-10 Mark 84 on left wing

An air-to-air left side view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear A/B aircraft as an F-14 Tomcat aircraft intercepts it

A right side view of an A-4 Skyhawk aircraft, from Fleet Composite Squadron 1 (VC-1), as it refuels an F-4J Phantom II aircraft from Marine Corps Fighter Squadron 235 (VMFA-235)

Right side air-to-air view of four F-4 Phantom II and a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft. The KC-135 is preparing to refuel one of the F-4s. The aircraft are taking part in exercise SCARLET DUCK

Right side view of an F-4 Phantom II aircraft taking off during exercise SCARLET DUCK

An F-4D Phantom II aircraft, assigned to the 8th Tactical Fighter Wing, Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, fires a Maverick missile during Exercise COPE STRIKE X-RAY

AN air-to-air right front view of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft banking to the left. The aircraft is carrying one AIM-9J Sidewinder missile on each wing tip

F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft taxi out for a static demonstration. The last aircraft, foreground, is carrying one AIM-9J Sidewinder missile on each wing tip

A view of three F-4 Phantom II aircraft parked at Shiraz Air Base during exercise Cento

A right front view of an F-4 Phantom II aircraft taking off from Shiraz Air Base during exercise Cento

An underside view of an F-4 Phantom II aircraft banking sharply to the right during exercise Cento

A plane director guides an F-4 Phantom II aircraft from the 8th Tactical Fighter Squadron to a parking spot. The F-4 has just arrived at the base to participate in exercise Crested Cap '77

An air-to-air left side view of an F-4 Phantom II aircraft being refueled by a KC-135A Stratotanker aircraft. The advanced aerial refueling boom is attached between the two aircraft

An air-to-air left side view of an RF-4C Phantom II aircraft being refueled by a KC-135A Stratotanker aircraft. The advanced aerial refueling boom is attached between the two aircraft

An air-to-air right side view of an F-4 Phantom II aircraft being refueled by a KC-135A Stratotanker aircraft. The Advanced Aerial Refueling Boom is attached between the two aircraft

An air-to-air left side view of an F-4 Phantom II aircraft being refueled by a KC-135A Stratotanker aircraft. The Advanced Aerial Refueling Boom is attached between the two aircraft

An air-to-air left side view of an F-4 Phantom II aircraft over the Tonopah Test Range

An F-4C Phantom II aircraft arrives at the base

A left side view of an RF-4B Phantom II aircraft on the flight line. The aircraft is assigned to Marine PHOTO Reconnaissance Squadron 3 (VMFP-3)

Flight line personnel wait for snowy conditions to clear prior to guiding an F-4 Phantom II aircraft out onto the runway during Exercise SALTY ROOSTER

Personnel of the 4th Tactical Fighter Wing inspect an F-4 Phantom II aircraft during the 1978 North American Air Defense Command Weapons Loading Competition

An air-to-air right side view of a 37th Tactical Fighter Wing F-4G Advanced Wild Weasel Phantom II aircraft

An air-to-air right side view of a 37th Tactical Fighter Wing F-4G Advanced Wild Weasel Phantom II aircraft

A left side view of a 37th Tactical Fighter Wing F-4G Advanced Wild Weasel Phantom II aircraft landing at the base

An air-to-air right side view of a 37th Tactical Fighter Wing F-4G Advanced Wild Weasel Phantom II aircraft

An air-to-air left side view of a 37th Tactical Fighter Wing F-4G Advanced Wild Weasel Phantom II aircraft

An armed guard patrols an area containing two 81st Tactical Fighter Wing F-4C Phantom II aircraft secured behind concertina wire

Colonel (COL) Loy is hosed down after leaving the cockpit of an 81st Tactical Figher Wing F-4C Phantom II aircraft

An air-to-air left side view of four F-4E Phantom II aircraft in formation over Mount McKinley. The aircraft are assigned to the 21st Tactical Fighter Wing, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska

An air-to-air left side view of an F-4E Phantom II aircraft over Mount McKinley. The aircraft is assigned to the 21st Tactical Fighter Wing, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska

A ground-to-air left rear view of two Mitsubishi-built F-4EJ Phantom II aircraft of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) in formation during joint US Air Force and JASDF Exercise COPE NORTH

A ground-to-air left underside view of two Mitsubishi-built F-4EJ Phantom II aircraft of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) in formation during joint US Air Force and JASDF Exercise COPE NORTH

A view of a pre-production U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft, as it sits on the flight line in front of a hangar. The aircraft is here for European tests and evaluations

F-18 AIRPLANE

Right front view of a Marine F-4 Phantom aircraft sitting on the flight line. The F-4 is from Marine Fighter/Attack Squadron 251 (VMFA-251)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft is refueled on the flight line during a training exercise

A left front view of a Marine F-4 Phantom II aircraft sitting on the flight line. The F-4 is from Marine Fighter/Attack Squadron 333 (VMFA-333). Exact Date Shot Unknown

Flight deck crewmen move an F-14A Tomcat fighter aircraft with an MD-3 tow tractor aboard the aircraft carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63)

A Korean air force F-4 Phantom II aircraft armed with AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles taxis on the flight line

An air to air right underside view of a Korean air force F-4 Phantom II aircraft

Artist's concept of advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles fired by F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft

An air-to-air right side view of two F-4E Phantom II aircraft assigned to the 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing during the joint ROK/US training exercise TEAM SPIRIT '79

An air-to-air right side view of a Republic of Korea Air Force F-4E Phantom II aircraft armed with an AGM-65A Maverick missile

An air to air left side view of a 199th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Hawaii Air National Guard, F-4 Phantom II aircraft

An air to air right side view of two 199th Tactical Fighter Squadron F-4 Phantom II aircraft flying in formation with a 161st Air Refueling Group KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft. In the background is the Honolulu skyline

A view from the cockpit of a 199th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Hawaii Air National Guard, F-4 Phantom II aircraft as two other F-4s form up near a 161st Air Refueling Group KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft for aerial refueling

An air-to-air left side view of an F-4E Phantom II aircraft from the 347th Tactical Fighter Wing in formation with two Air National Guard A-7D Corsair II aircraft. The aircraft are participating in U.S. Southern Command canal defense Exercise Black Fury II. Units of the Army, Navy and Air Force are taking part in the exercise

An air-to-air right side view of an F-4E Phantom II aircraft from the 347th Tactical Fighter Wing during US Southern Command canal defense exercise Black Fury II. Units of the Army, Navy and Air Force are taking part in the exercise

An air-to-air close-up view from the boom operator's window of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft refueling

An air-to-air front view of three F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft in close formation

An air-to-air front view of three F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft flying in close formation

An air-to-air top view of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft as it approaches to refuel from a tanker aircraft

An air-to-air front view of three F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft as they approach to refuel from a tanker aircraft

An air-to-air close-up view of the pilot of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft looking up at a tanker aircraft during refueling as seen from the tanker's boom operator position

A view of a B-52 Stratofortress aircraft flanked by four photo chase F-4 Phantom II aircraft, in flight

Ground crewman pack a drogue chute into the tail of a Hawaii Air National guard F-4C Phantom II aircraft

A Hawaii Air National Guard F-4C Phantom II aircraft deploys a drogue chute during a landing

A ground crewman prepares to refuel a Hawaii Air National Guard F-4C Phantom II aircraft

A right front view of an F-14 Tomcat as it prepares to land on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62)

A right rear view of an F-14 Tomcat from Fighter Squadron 101 (VF-101) completing a successful recovery aboard the aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62)

A KC-130 Hercules aircraft refuels an F-4 Phantom II aircraft, right, and an A-6 Intruder aircraft in flight

A view of a special F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft nose section mock-up assembled at the Rome Air Development Center Newport Site. The F-16 nose section is being used to study the effect of that portion of the fuselage on the effective transmission and reception of electromagnetic signals

Right side view of an F-4C Phantom II, top, and F-104 Starfighter aircraft on a Tactical Training Luke training mission. The aircraft are, respectively, from the 310th and 69th Tactical Fighter Training Squadrons, 58th Tactical Training Wing, 12th Air Force. The F-104 is carrying two AIM-9J Sidewinder missiles on the wing tips

A right side view of an F-15 Eagle, F-4C Phantom II, F-104 Starfighter, and F-5 Tiger II aircraft, top to bottom, on a Tactical Training Luke training mission. The aircraft are, respectively, from the 550th, 310th, 69th, and 425th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron, all under the 12th Air Force

A right front view of an F-4J Phantom II aircraft from Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33) being prepared for launching from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62). The aircraft is assigned to Carrier Air Wing 7 (CVW-7)

A right front view of an F-4J Phantom II aircraft from Fighter Squadron 102 (VF-102) landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62). The aircraft is assigned to Carrier Air Wing 7 (CVW-7)

A right front view of an F-4J Phantom II aircraft from Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33) just prior to launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62). The aircraft is assigned to Carrier Air Wing 7 (CVW-7)

A front view of an F-4J Phantom II aircraft from Fighter Squadron 102 (VF-102) just prior to launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62). The aircraft is assigned to Carrier Air Wing 7 (CVW-7)

An air-to-air right side view of a Soviet F-14 Tomcat aircraft from Fighter Squadron 51 (VF-51) as it intercepts a Soviet Tu-95 Bear-A/B aircraft

An F/A-18 Hornet aircraft touches down and prepares to tailhook the arresting wire on the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV-66). The aircraft is undergoing sea trials

A left underside view of an F/A-18 Hornet aircraft armed with AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles (wingtips) and AIM-7 Sparrow missiles (inboard) during a test flight

An AGM-109 Tomahawk cruise missile passes a photo chase F-4 Phantom II aircraft