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F-4C Phantom: Looking for good photo books for color and detail

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  • Member since
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  • From: Portsmouth, Virginia
F-4C Phantom: Looking for good photo books for color and detail
Posted by Hoggarth on Friday, November 10, 2017 2:18 PM

I'm looking for a good reference book on the F-4C, or just the Phantom in general.

Thanks for the recommendations!

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Friday, November 10, 2017 3:14 PM

The only one I have is Squadrons's F4 Phantom II In Action.  Covers the variants flown by the U.S., about evenly split between Navy and AF.  Has a few pages and pics of C's and D's.  But really does'nt go into depth.

 

I'm sure someone will chime in with better goods.

GAF
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  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Friday, November 10, 2017 5:08 PM

Hoggarth,

Well, I don't have a book, but I do know of one very good build thread over on Britmodeller.

Giorgio did it in 1/72nd scale, with the help and knowledge of Gene K., the pilot who flew it.

It's full of color photos and information on the details of the models and the aircraft.  You might peruse it at your leisure.Big Smile  I have it bookmarked and saved for future reference.

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234992986-172-mcdd-f-4-c-phantom-ii-hasegawamonogram-kitbash-completed/&

Gary

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Posted by knox on Friday, November 10, 2017 5:15 PM

Detail and Scale did a very detailed book on F4 C/Ds.  

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Posted by Thuds on Friday, November 10, 2017 9:00 PM

I have found a good website that has the Detail and Scale F4 book and one on the aerofax Series .The website is boxartden.com. I hope this helps.                                                  

Met fan

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  • From: Calgary, Canada
Posted by pilot47 on Friday, November 10, 2017 9:26 PM

If you can get your hands on “The Encyclopedia of World Air Power“ it has a huge section on the phantom with different liveries and also large scale labeled cut away and profile images. 

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  • From: Portsmouth, Virginia
Posted by Hoggarth on Saturday, November 11, 2017 6:39 AM

GAF

Hoggarth,

Well, I don't have a book, but I do know of one very good build thread over on Britmodeller.

Giorgio did it in 1/72nd scale, with the help and knowledge of Gene K., the pilot who flew it.

It's full of color photos and information on the details of the models and the aircraft.  You might peruse it at your leisure.Big Smile  I have it bookmarked and saved for future reference.

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234992986-172-mcdd-f-4-c-phantom-ii-hasegawamonogram-kitbash-completed/&

Gary

 

 

Thanks Gary!

That's a great thread. A lot more detail and attention to detail than I can produce right now, but great stuff.

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  • From: Portsmouth, Virginia
Posted by Hoggarth on Saturday, November 11, 2017 7:11 AM

knox

Detail and Scale did a very detailed book on F4 C/Ds.  

 

Thanks Knox!

I went to their site but I can't find a search bar yet :) Makes it really hard to find a specific book. I love the idea of digital versions of their books though.

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, November 11, 2017 9:41 AM

While I haven't built a Phantom in years, for other planes I sure liked the "Walk-around" series- the editors really concentrated on what modelers need.

I guess I got burned out building Phantoms when I worked for McDonnell in St. Louis.  In cold of winter, and heat of summer, some of us would walk after lunch through the factories for exercise.  Couldn't take photos of the planes, but since we could see them every day, who needs photos!

A google image search brings up lots of F-4 photos.  Make sure you go to the Google Home Page rather than just use a google search engine at some other site.  Then, from that home page, select image search in upper right corner.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by seasick on Monday, November 13, 2017 7:26 PM

Are you looking for something specific like South East Asia cammo? or USAF-Europe cammo? 

The local ANG where I live transitioned from F-101 to F-4C (or F-4D, not E: no cannon) in the very early 1980s. They had a few on display at the air show I went to back in @1983. (I went every other year) One was in SEA cammo, the other was in a different cammo with no brown in it just different greens. The old unit markings were painted out and the new new ones painted over them. The one in SEA had two red stars by the intake, so it was in combat.  

Chasing the ultimate build.

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  • From: Scotland
Posted by Milairjunkie on Thursday, November 16, 2017 1:13 PM

"McDonnell F-4 Phantom - Spirit in the skies" by the now defunct Airtime publishing is an excellent F-4 resource, probably the best I've seen.

The ISBN number is 1880588048

The new copies that are still available are pretty expensive, but it seems to be available used for reasonable prices.

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