The legendary F-4 Phantom II began as a proposal for the US Navy. Developed as an all-weather fleet defense interceptor, they type was soon adapted to fighter and attack bomber roles due to its incredible performance capabilities. It wasn't long before it was adopted by the US Marines and the Air Force for the air superiority role. A stellar performer, the F-4 Phantom II at one time held 16 world records for speed and climb. These were only eventually bested by its F-15 Eagle replacement.
Entering service in 1960, the F-4 Phantom II was used extensively in the Vietnam Conflict by all branches of the US Military. Our print depicts the F-4J model in the markings of the VF-114 "Aardvarks" as it appeared during their Gulf of Tonkin cruise aboard the USS Kitty Hawk in 1970. In all, the "Fighting 114" made five combat cruises to Vietnam.
This print is also available in the markings of VF-84, F-111 and VF154. Please contact us if you are interested in the print with the markings of these units or if you wish to personalize a print in the markings of your favorite unit.