142259 first flight 27th May 1958 TOP FLIGHT test aircraft
142259 was the YF-4H-1 Phantom II prototype. Crashed near Edwards AFB, California, 21st October 1959 due to failure of the aft access door of the right engine during the 296th flight in its flight test program.
Instructional airframe until retired at NAS Lakehurst when fuselage was sent to scrapyard in Sellersville PA in 1992.
142260 first flight 2nd October 1958 ‘TOP FLIGHT’ record holder / SKYBURNER speed record holder
WFU 17th February 1965.
To Kal Aero services Bonita CA in April 1995 for restoration.