In late 1953, McDonnell Aircraft made an unsolicited proposal to the U.S. Navy for the big, "All-Weather Attack Fighter." The idea was rejected, but it resulted in one of the world's best known jet fighters, the F4H-1 Phantom. Highly regarded aircraft historian Tommy H. Thomason documents in detail how the Phantom came to be, including previously unpublished information. You'll also find illustrated three-view drawings and photographs detailing the evolution of the aircraft, from configuration, to proposal, to its final flight in 1958. 185 pages, 69 color photos, 251 B&W photos, 127 illustrations. 8.5" x 11", Paperback.