Thread: F-4 Phantom
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Old 9th Aug 2011, 14:11
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Sorry - you are mistaken. The Folding wings episode was at Bruggen (31 Sqn - XV 431 and the remains ended up in 431 MU) - this is well documented in various reports and books

Kev Toal was the Nav and Ray Pilley(Spell?) was the driver-airframe. The re-enactment (less the crash!) was done at Coningsby for the film crew (at the same time as the re-enactment filming of the F4 QRA incident at a very northen unit - RAF fire engines making the (very cold) rain was a sight to see!

As a pedantic point - some RAF F4,s in the 70's and 80's and pre F4J days still had hyd wing spread/fold - controlled by a switch in the left main wheel bay
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