Aero Research's USN/USMC F-4 Phantoms Pt.6


Jay Sherlock


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Scott Van Aken

Notes: PdF, Catalogue # 1087

Aero Research presents their fifth offering on the proper F-4, those serving in the USN and USMC. Thanks to the fairly harsh environment in which these aircraft normally operate, the Navy and Marine Corps were the first to use the plane and the first to remove them from service. Few realize that when a Navy F-4 has a bad landing, one cannot simply send in a crane to pick it up and get it repaired as it may well have gone in the drink. No 12,000 foot runways at sea.

The over 150 images cover a wide swath of camouflage schemes and units. There are a few units not covered and some that are covered fairly extensively. The majority of images are the more colorful variety though there are, of course, a fair number of planes in the TPS scheme.  Each of the 7.20 x 4.70 inch images on the Pdf is listed with the unit, serial number and location of the photo if that information is available. You will find that these images are smaller than on the CD. That is because you simply cannot send 190MB or so of images via e-mail where 20MB is generally the max. So you get two e-mails to cover each disc. This is a real boon to overseas buyers as shipping is prohibitive for a disc and non-existent for PdFs.

If you want this on CD it will be $12.95 plus shipping so visit their web site for more information.

Time permitting, the rest of the library will be converted to PdF format, but that will not happen overnight. There is a real benefit from PdF files for overseas buyers as one does not pay shipping.

 You can get more information by visiting

Thanks to Aero Research for the review CD.

January 2020

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