The Phantom's development history is familiar enough, but what of its battle honours, won in two of the most hostile aerial arenas in the history of war? For years this side of the F - 4 story has been obscured by post - Vietnam remorse and the iron dictates of Israeli security. Now Phantom in Combat completes the record, putting you in the cockpit with the missile - age aces as they fight for their lives in the skies of Vietnam and the Middle East.
Walter J. Boyne ( 1929 ) is a retired United States Air Force officer, Command Pilot, combat veteran, aviation historian, and author of more than 50 books and over 1,000 magazine articles. Some of the books he has produced are : Boeing B - 52 : A Documentary History, The Jet Age, Messerschmitt Me 262 : Arrow to the Future and de Havilland D.H.4. Walter J. Boyne is a former director of the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution and a former Chairman of the National Aeronautic Association.
( sources : Wikipedia, Phantom in Combat )