Birth of a Legend, McDonnell F4H-1 Phantom II

In late 1953, McDonnell Aircraft made an unsolicited proposal to the U.S. Navy for a big, carrier-based, supersonic, “All-Weather Attack Fighter.” After not much more than a cursory review, it was rejected. That inauspicious beginning subsequently resulted...

Aerospace Electronics

Aircraft ignition system Aircraft ignition systems function is to provide an electrical spark to ignite the fuel/air mixture in the cylinders. This is very similar to a modern car. Modern airplane engines are required by to have a dual ignition system. This means that...