Oh stop... the F4 was a world beater, it was the tactics that needed work.
After the initial failures the F4's still finished in Vietnam with a record of 107 to 33 against Migs.
Correct. The tactics dictated during the Vietnam War said to get visual contact before firing the missile. That was basically like taking a passing quarterback, making him into a runningback, and then wondering why he's not doing so well anymore.