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Wednesday, 20 April 2016

F-4 F Phantom II " the Phinal" by Karl-Heinz Schäfer






With the last flights of the F-4F Phantom II of the German AF at Wittmund in June 2013 a great story in aviation history came to a close. The author, retired Stabsfeldwebel Karl-Heinz Schäfer, - with over 33 years service in Jagdgeschwader 71 "Richthofen" in Wittmund working on and with the F-4 Phantom II - is a former mechanic who served his whole career working on the Rhino and who has the perfect knowledge about the service of the F-4 with the Luftwaffe. The books describes all details of the long career and gives a detailed service account, including a CV from every F-4F in service with the Luftwaffe. It might not be the most shiny book with the brightest pictures, but it is the story of the Phantom in the Luftwaffe written by someone who was part of it. Reading the book, you will just realize that!

 Book Details: 2nd Edition
 Publisher: self-published by Karl-Heinz Schäfer
 Year: 2015
 Language: German / 450 pages
 ISBN-13: 978-3-00-043384-9