F-4 Phantom II manufactured by McDonnell Douglas
THE MAKING OF
The F-4 Phantom II is a fighter jet manufactured by Mc Donnell Douglas in the 1950s. It’s a legendary aircraft that was produced at a little less than 5200 units. This is exceptional; for comparison the F-16 Fighting Falcon from General Dynamics, which is the most used fighter plane in the world, was manufactured in 2012 with only 4500 units.
It was chosen by 3 United States Army Corps: the U. S. air force, the U. S. Navy and the U. S. Marine Corps, as well as the acrobatic patrol of the Blue Angels (U.S. Navy) and the Thunderbirds (U.S. air force).
Its first flight took place in 1958. It’s a multi-role aircraft which was manufactured in almost 20 different versions. It has been used by 12 countries for over 55 years and enjoys legendary status in the world of aeronautics.
Our Aircraft Skin Keychains come from a flap that has an authenticity data plate bearing the series N° R35-331 as well as the part number 32G18502-6002.
We were able to acquire this part from destruction in extremis. We indeed bought it from a reseller who ceased business shortly after. In the majority of cases, most parts end up in a boneyard and are crushed into tiny pieces.
This part has been out in the sun for years and wears its stigmata. We consider ourselves very lucky to save and upcycle this flap from a legendary aircraft with which we created a very limited edition of 166 Aircraft Skin Keychains.
F-4 Phantom II in flight manufactured by McDonnell Douglas
Authenticity data plate of our F-4 Phantom II flap
Various projects of our designer Camille de Montmorillon for the F-4 Phantom's Aircraft Skin Keychain
Deburring work of a craftsman on our F-4 Phantom II shape
F-4 Phantom II's Aircraft Skin Keychain front display card
F-4 Phantom II's Aircraft Skin Keychain back display card
F-4 Phantom II's Aircraft Skin Keychain No.075/166 on its display card by Flight Inspiration®
Navy F-4 Phantom II photographed on taking-off. The photograph is bearing the following inscription: USS Ranger registered NG 208.
F-4 Phantom II's Aircraft Skin Keychain No. 021/166 displayed on a Martin Baker ejection seat.
Aircraft Skin Keychain F-4 Phantom II, N ° 074/166 presented on a piece of luggage