F-4 Phantom armed with an AIM-54 Phoenix

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4 comments

  1. Gray Stanback

    A Phoenix-armed Phantom would have been a truly fearsome beast. I can’t believe this was never picked up for production.

  2. Mark

    Isn’t the Phantom’s radar acquisition range much shorter than the range of the AIM-54? If this was simply to test the launch / separation of the missile, it makes sense. For actual deployment, I can’t see how.

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