Made by McDonnell Aircraft for the U.S. Navy, the F-4 Phantom was first used in 1960. This large aircraft has tandem two seats, a twin-engine, and reach speeds over Mach 2.2. It is both a fighter and fighter-bomber plane, and can carry over 18,000 pounds of weapons within its nine weapon holdings. The aircraft can use multiple missiles and bombs, but does not have an internal cannon. The F-4 broke world records in 1959 for speed and altitude, as well as overall performance. While it was used nearly exclusively throughout through the ‘80’s, more modern counterparts have now replaced it. This tiny plane set the stage for what American manufacturers could do for the military, and the later F series productions are some of the fastest and best fighter jets in the world.