Thread: F-4 Phantom
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Old 9th Aug 2011, 06:44
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The RAF's F4s had folding wing outer sections but with the hydraulics removed. The panels were thus raised and lowered, and the locking pins engaged, manually. One aircraft at Bruggen was prepared for flight and the wings lowered but NOT locked and on take-off the crew had to abandon it. There was a tell-tale indicator pin on the wing but it wasn't that obvious
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