Vintage industrial Phantom fighter jet nose cone aircraft plane raf

Vintage industrial Phantom fighter jet nose cone aircraft plane raf

£2,000.00

Here is an original vintage McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II fighter jet nose cone. 

 This is a stunning and incredibly rare item of which I have never seen before. It is very large standing at 200 cm tall and 110 cm wide at the base, and surprisingly heavy with a steal-framed base. I very much doubt you will come across one like this again This has the original shark face graffiti painted on the nose cone, which was often done by the pilots who flew them regularly.

 

From the inside you can see it was assembled using several rings that taper to a point, similar to that of a honey dipper, to add incredible strength whilst also being light weight for the air. I have decided to keep this in original condition, as you can see in some pictures there is some water on the ground, this is because I had just cleaned it for the pictures. 

There are however many things you could do with this: 

You could transform it in to a vintage industrial: Chair: Egg chair or attach metal chains to create a swinging chair 

Bar: Cut it in to two sections; insert a metal sheet in the middle. 

Table: Office desk or conference table You could have it chromed for a sticking silver talking piece. 

This list of possibility’s are endless, you could however just keep it in its original state as the history of this item is incredible. If only I knew what it has seen in its lifetime.

Dimensions: 200 cm tall and 110 cm wide at the base 

Incredible facts taken from Wikipedia about the Phantom fighter jet: 

1. Tandem two-seat, twin-engine, all-weather, long-range supersonic jet interceptor fighter/fighter-bomber originally developed for the United States Navy by McDonnell Aircraft.[1] It first entered service in 1960 with the U.S. Navy. Proving highly adaptable, it was also adopted by the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Air Force, and by the mid-1960s had become a major part of their respective air wings.[2]

2. The Phantom is a large fighter with a top speed of over Mach 2.2. It can carry over 18,000 pounds (8,400 kg) of weapons on nine external hardpoints, including air-to-air missiles, air-to-ground missiles, and various bombs. The F-4, like other interceptors of its time, was designed without an internal cannon. Later models incorporated a M61 Vulcan rotary cannon. 

3. Beginning in 1959 it set 15 world records for in-flight performance,[3] including an absolute speed record, and an absolute altitude record.[4] 

4. During the Vietnam War the F-4 was used extensively; it served as the principal air superiority fighter for both the Navy and Air Force, and became important in the ground-attack and reconnaissance roles late in the war. 

 5. The Phantom has the distinction of being the last U.S. fighter flown to attain ace status in the 20th century. During the Vietnam War the USAF had one pilot and two weapon systems officers (WSOs),[5] and the US Navy one pilot and one radar intercept officer (RIO), achieve five aerial kills against other enemy fighter aircraft and become aces in air-to-air combat.[6] 

 6. The F-4 Phantom II remained in use by the U.S. in the reconnaissance and Wild Weasel (suppression of enemy air defenses) roles in the 1991 Gulf War, finally leaving service in 1996.[7][8] It was also the only aircraft used by both U.S. flight demonstration teams: the USAFThunderbirds (F-4E) and the US Navy Blue Angels (F-4J).[2][9][10] The F-4 was also operated by the armed forces of 11 other nations. Israeli Phantoms saw extensive combat in several Arab–Israeli conflicts, while Iran used its large fleet of Phantoms in the Iran–Iraq War. Phantoms remain in front line service with seven countries, and in use as an unmanned target in the U.S. Air Force.[11] 7. Phantom production ran from 1958 to 1981, with a total of 5,195 built, making it the most numerous American supersonic military aircraft

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