The first three Royal Navy Phantoms were finally delivered to Yeovilton on April 29, 1968. 892 Squadron became 'carrier qualifi ed' aboard the American carrier USS Saratoga in the autumn of 1969, with the Saratoga suffering burnt and buckled deck platings from the higher thrust of the British Rolls Royce Spey engines! In the RAF, the Phantom replaced the BAC Lightning. After an introductory overview of the history of the aircraft, three complete and previously unseen Phantom films are included in their entirety: PHANTOM PILOT (1973, 39 mins) Directed by Arnold L. Miller, this film illustrates a pilot's rigorous flight training; starting out on the basic Chipmunk and following him through the subsequent stages of the Jet Provost, Folland Gnat and Hawker Hunter aircraft before, finally, becoming a fully fledged Phantom Pilot.
OVERSIGHT (1976, 25 mins) This was a training film made for the RAF, based on a true story of how, through misunderstanding and bad practice, RAF ground engineers made a fatal error and lost a Phantom.
LOW FLYING TRAINING (1971, 23 mins) An exciting 'low-level' look at how navigators were trained to fly 'under the radar' and pin-point their targets, sometimes with near-disastrous results!
SPECIAL FEATURE F-4 PHANTOM USA (2008, 13 mins)An impressionistic overview of the F-4 in American service, including its famed role as a Vietnam 'war horse'.
Catalogue Number: SN6565Classification: ExemptPicture: 1:33:1 / ColourSubtitles: NoneTime: 111 mins approxBarcode: 5027626659547Number of Discs: 1Sound: Mono / EnglishRegion: 0 / PAL
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