The McDonald/Douglas F-4 Phantom II hold many distinctions not the lease of which are the platform used to prove that if you put enough power behind it, you can fly a "BRICK", and the aircraft in which the last US "ACE" status was achieved (just to name a couple). The Phantom II is a two-seat, twin-engined, all-weather, long-range supersonic jet interceptor fighter/fighter-bomber originally developed for the U.S. Navy but quickly became the mount of choice for every branch of the service. The Phantom was referred to by many names including, "Rhino", "Double Ugly", the "Flying Anvil", "Flying Footlocker", "Flying Brick", "Lead Sled", the "Big Iron Sled" and the "Louisville Slugger" (In recognition of its record of downing large numbers of Soviet-built MiGs), it was called, "The World’s Leading Distributor of MiG Parts". A Big Iron and Lead Sled it may have been but the two huge J79 engines pushed the Phantom along at better then Mach 2.5 with an absolute speed record of 1,606.342 mph. We Viet Nam era veterans can clearly recall seeing these Monster Planes being shot (catapulted) off the end of Carrier decks (and what a THRILL that was!). At 2.4 million per plane (compared to 30-50 million for each of today's F-18's) more then 5,000 F-4's were built.

This plane is made from Budweiser Beer Cans but can be made from any 12 or 16 oz Beverage Can.

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