The F-4 Phantom II: America's most prolific jet fighter
In 1958, McDonald Aircraft Corporation delivered a prototype, twin-engine, supersonic, all-weather, long-range fighter - a design the US Navy could not ignore.
The F-4 Phantom was designed for a new age of warfare. Rather than nimble aerial dogfighting, the F-4 would use advances in radar and missile technology to engage enemy aircraft from beyond visual range.
It would go on to become the most-produced American jet fighter in history and an icon of the Cold War, the F-4 Phantom II.