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US Navy F-4 Phantoms Part I

US Navy F-4 Phantoms Part I Photo CD Review Photo CD Review

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review October 2006 Title US Navy F-4 Phantoms Part I
Publisher Aero Research Published 2006
ISBN None Format 151 very high resolution JPEGs
MSRP (USD) $12.95


US Navy F-4 Phantoms Part I
US Navy F-4 Phantoms Part I
US Navy F-4 Phantoms Part I

Here is a new company in the aviation research arena: Aero Research. They have provided you with a sneak peek at a new series of photo CDs that ought to get the attention of tail spotters and modelers alike. Each CD released will have at least 150 high resolution photographs for your reference.

In this first installment, we have US Navy F-4 Phantoms Part I. 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. Many of these photos were taken of these aircraft aboard ship, in flight, or at the occasional static display. Taking a closer look at the data in the directory, many of these images are provided at 6000 pixels wide! The smallest photo that I could find in this selection was still over 2300 pixels.

For the tail spotter, you'll see these aircraft from a variety of time periods to that you'll get representative configurations of the airframe during different phases of its operational life. You'll also be able to see the aircraft in its pre-drab camouflage schemes.

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: ADC Interceptors, Fire Tankers, USN/USMC A-4 Skyhawks, USAF F-4 Phantoms, and Reno Unlimiteds 1964-1974. Each title will be released in two-month intervals. They are also running an introductory special: Free postage in North America through 1/1/2007.

This is a nice selection of imagery that you won't find available in such clarity and size. This title is recommended!

You can purchase this reference or any of their other photo CDs directly from their website or via email

My sincere thanks to Aero Research for this review sample!