Things NOT to do a F-4 Phantom II.

Here are a few things NOT to do in a fully - laden F-4 Phantom II.

1 - After loading the bird with the maximum possible bomb load...

Phantom loaded for bear

2 - Take off..... gear up..

Then pull back hard on the stick ...

Climbing out... too steep!

The nose shoots up, demonstrating excellent response in the pitch axis.

And a glance at the altitude tape sends a cold shiver down your spine just before you crunch 50,000 lbs of aircraft, fuel and high explosive into the ground...
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