Air Force takes delivery of F-4E Phantom Aircraft

14 Sep 1970

The first five of 24 F-4E Phantom aircraft, arrived at RAAF Base Amberley to provide Australia with an interim strike capability pending delivery of F-111s that were on order but had been subjected to various delays. The supersonic F-4E provided a substantial leap in technology and capability compared to the superseded Canberra, and provided the RAAF with experience on the systems and maintenance of modern strike aircraft.

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