Classic British Jets: Phantom
Phantom was one of the greatest American jets ever built. It was flown by numerous air forces round the world including the RA, the Royal Navy and all three US forces. This program features interviews with the US aces from Vietnam and footage of the last days of the Phantom in service in Britain.
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