Mc.Donnell Douglas F-4 "Phantom II" | QF-4

Mc.Donnell Douglas F-4 "Phantom II" | QF-4

Date is unknown, before 1984.

The almost inevitable result of a direct hit by a modern air-to-air missile. Here a QF-4 Phantom unmanned target erupts in a ball of fire after being hit during a missile test. Even a near miss is enough to destroy an aircraft, as most modern missiles have proximity fuses.

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"War Machine". Volume 3, Issue 35. Orbis Publishing Ltd. (c) Aerospace Publishing Ltd 1984 Colour profiles, diagrams and cutaway drawings (c) Pilot Press Ltd.

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Mc.Donnell Douglas F-4 "Phantom II" | QF-4

Mc.Donnell Douglas F-4 "Phantom II" | QF-4

Date is unknown, before 1984.

The almost inevitable result of a direct hit by a modern air-to-air missile. Here a QF-4 Phantom unmanned target erupts in a ball of fire after[...]