The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom was the most successful fighter of all time. Almost scrapped on the drawing board, it went on to break no less than 22 world records.
Phantoms poured off the production line for an unprecedented 23 years, earning McDonnell Douglas a staggering 27 billion dollars. Over 5,000 were built, and almost half of these saw action in wars around the world, from Vietnam to the Middle East.
Phantom - The Ultimate Profile is a superb film history of this sensational fighter aircraft, from archive footage of earlier test flights to new film of Phantoms still in operational service with the world's air forces today.
It examines the role of the Phantom during the Vietnam War, with startling combat footage and exclusive interviews with three USAF Phantom aces - General Robin Olds, Colonels Jeff Feinstein and Charles De Bellevue. Also included is the world famous Blue Angels display team flying Phantoms and never before seen footage of US Phantoms in their last days.
The Phantom was also a mainstay of the RAF for many years. Phantom - The Ultimate Profile looks at the operational history of the aircraft with the RAF, and features stunning footage shot from the back seat of RAF Phantoms in the Falklands and the UK. RAF Phantom pilots describe what it was like to fly the aircraft and are illustrated by unique film of Phantoms on low level exercises.