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Old 22nd May 2015, 10:50
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Dumping to landing weight, from an ex-crab (CB) who was allowed to play with 892

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Old 22nd May 2015, 11:17
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Stanley it is, here a more familiar view.



I tried the stopping then landing twice; the first time I was sick, the second time my hat blew off.
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Old 22nd May 2015, 12:28
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Caption comp photo for the future?
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Old 22nd May 2015, 12:34
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Caption comp photo for the future?
"Bounty, a taste of paradise".
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Old 22nd May 2015, 12:56
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Welcome to BFPO 666
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Old 22nd May 2015, 14:47
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Phinally..

FGR2 XV408 at the Tangmere (thanks foxvc10) Air Museum. Definitely worth a trip.


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Old 22nd May 2015, 16:16
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IS that Tangmere, not Kemble??
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yes I remember it well................signed for most of the buildings at the then MPA in 86. RAF Mt Pleasant opened 1 May 86, and the first station exercise (thanks Joe) was at about 0200 on 2 May!
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Old 22nd May 2015, 16:51
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Phantom Memories 1970s

Only a/c to serve with both Thunderbirds and Blue Angels.

I grew up on Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort, South Carolina. The base had a hunting club and would hunt deer in and around the runways. When I was about 10 me and a buddy went on a hunt with our fathers. They parked the truck within 10 yards of the active runway and left us and a beagle in the truck bed while they went looking for deer. We were very excited to see two F4s line up for a formation take off - we were parked mid-field. Excitement turned to pain as they accelerated past us as they departed. It was LOUD! It took us a while to get our hearing back, but we were thrilled. The beagle did not share our enthusiasm.
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Old 22nd May 2015, 20:57
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More great pics this week

Now how about this ...



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Spey powered F-4M (FVS) ... Sadly it never made it off the drawing board
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Old 22nd May 2015, 23:12
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Sorry I meant Tangmere.
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Old 23rd May 2015, 00:15
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Coffman Starter,

Thanks for posting the F-4M(FVS). I had never seen that before and did not realize that the F-4(FVS) was being considered by the USN as a possible alternative to the F-111B and that the F-4M(FVS) might have fulfilled quite a bit of the TSR2 OR 343 although the Air Ministry really preferred the F-111K after it discounted the Buccaneer 2*.

I found this interesting archive entry in Flight Global from 1966: phantom fv | phantom tsf | air department | 1966 | 0191 | Flight Archive

Personally, I would have much preferred a SEngO tour on the F-4M(FVS) than on Tornado GR1 - it would have been a beast with a serious air-to-air capability as well (at least for the first 10-15 years) !

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Old 23rd May 2015, 00:39
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41,000 lbf from 92 Sqn !


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Old 23rd May 2015, 09:36
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RAFEngO ...

I too found the 'proposition' of a Phantom III quite interesting. Mind you, from an engineering perspective, those shoulder mounted wings with the sweep actuators could have been quite a challenge. Performance is another thought provoker with presumably a greater AUW.

Best ...

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Old 23rd May 2015, 21:36
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Just received my copy of Phantom Boys from the big river stores. A quick look through the photographs shows some great shots. Look forward to the read. Now gentlemen, any good 56 Sqdn photographs ? Surely the pride of the F4 fraternity

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Old 24th May 2015, 14:12
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No way! Cobras forever!
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Old 29th May 2015, 09:19
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"V" before the christening, returning to Halsey Field after a shakedown.
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Old 29th May 2015, 09:30
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Having lived in San Diego for several years after leaving the RAF, I am beyond jealous seeing that photograph.

I've been round Point Loma many times in a Cessna or Beech, but turning final over Coronado Beach in an F4 is something else. Makes my tired old aviation heart get all excited again.
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Old 29th May 2015, 09:33
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Some of the images featured are superb!

The latest from RAFEngO74to09 and Busta have cheered me up today.
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Old 29th May 2015, 09:48
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