One of our most requested aircraft has arrived and it is as amazing as you can imagine. MotoArt, with the help of airplane collector Dan Bissell, bring you BuNo 148369 - a McDonnell F-4B Phantom II!
The F-4 Phantom is a twin-engine, all-weather, long-range supersonic jet interceptor and fighter-bomber. It was highly adaptable and used extensively in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War as the principal air superiority fighter for the U.S. Navy, Air Force, and Marines. It had a top speed of over Mach 2.2 and set several world records for its performance and speed. It was the backbone of American military air power throughout the 1980’s, eventually being replaced by newer aircraft and phased out by 1996. Between 1958 and 1981, 5,195 F-4s were built, setting a long standing record for the largest production run of a U.S. built supersonic fighter. The Phantom II was used by 11 other nations and still remains in service today.