The unknown story of the reconnaissance aircraft that Israeli F-4s were never able to intercept

When Israel acquired the F-4E in 1969, the Israeli Air Force (IAF) needed an aircraft superior to any fighter-bomber in the Middle East.

Thanks to its proven radar and to the AIM-7 Sparrow missile system, the Phantom soon became the backbone of the IAF air defense: in fact by the end of 1973 the Israeli F-4s were already credited with 11 kills. But even the mighty Phantom had to face some adversaries it would never shoot down. An aircraft ...

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