USAF F-4 Phantoms Part 2 Photo CD Review
|Date of Review||October 2007||Title||USAF F-4 Phantoms Part 2|
|ISBN||None||Format||161 very high resolution JPEGs|
Aero Research has returned with a nice compilation of USAF F-4 Phantoms Part 2 imagery in US Air Force service around the world representing many points in time from its early days until its final duties in Air National Guard service. After pouring over the previous releases with interest, I can tell you that this is the title I've been waiting for!
Once again, I used my image browser to scan through some of the aircraft on the disc and I was quite impressed with the selection of aircraft. Most of these examples were taken on the ground as much of the detail and color is lost on this aircraft when photographed from the ground of the aircraft in flight. According to my browser's statistics, all 161 images are 4000 x 2400 pixels, plenty of clear resolution to check out the details.
This compilation has some of my phavorite Phantoms including these first two shots of the F-4C at Luke AFB as they appeared in the early 1970s. I looked forward to coming home on leave from my other duties so I could park off the end of the runway at Luke AFB and watch these very aircraft in flight operations, not to mention the light blue F-15A and TF-15A Eagles wearing similar markings, and of course the Luftwaffe zipping around in their F-104G Starfighters. Ah, those were the days...
Another aircraft that I've only spotted a few times was overcome by the political correctness (PC) polics were the Phantoms of the Louisiana ANG, the 'Coonass Militia'. You won't be seeing these markings anymore.
For the modeler, you'll see lots of good details and color information for tackling that next project.
According to the publisher, future subjects include: USN/USMC F-4 Phantoms Pt.II, Fire Tankers Pt.II, and Classic Propliners.
This is a nice selection of imagery that you won't find available in such clarity and size. This title is recommended!
My sincere thanks to Aero Research for this review sample!