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Old 12th Sep 2015, 00:01
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A goodly selection...
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Here are a few from MPA 1992




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Cool Aviation News F4 Special

In this months Aviation News magazine there is an F-4 Phantom special.


The 'Ark's Angels' article is fabulous..


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During Gulf War 1 in Cyprus I'd helped strap the Nav in and once done asked him if he'd mind taking some photo's for me. He replied 'no problem'.

The Nav was CJ Weightman who was sadly lost later that year





Waiting for the crew.


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Nice pics IFU
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Here are a few from San Diego Aerospace Museum and USS Midway.

Still one of my all-time favourite aircraft.































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Awesome pictures guys
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Superb photographs this week gentlemen. I'm just reading David Gledhills series of four books, based on the Phantom in RAF service, by heck, the thing is a "reset beast" !!

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Randy Cunningham. That's a heck of a story.
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If you've not read it, 'One day in a long war' by Jeffrey Ethell & Alfred Price is an excellent book.
It is a full account of 10th May, 1972 and the air war over North Vietnam. The 'Duke' features in it quite a lot as do a lot of other US Navy and Air Force chaps.
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Randy Cunningham. That's a heck of a story.
The full story certainly is. The flight on 10 May 1972, during which he and his RIO Willy Driscoll achieved 3 kills before themselves being shot down, is a classic of the time.

What a shame that Duke resorted to bribery and corruption in his post-USN life in politics, for which he served 7 years in jail...
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It's Friday, so here are some Phantoms. A 1970s video filmed as if it were back in the 1940s

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Superb photographs this week gentlemen. I'm just reading David Gledhills series of four books, based on the Phantom in RAF service, by heck, the thing is a "reset beast" !!
Hmmmm, read one, not sure I will be bothering with any more.

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Looks like someone might benefit from some German software

Sorry ... Just couldn't resist that one
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Nice to see some "bigger hipped" M's, though I'm sure the standard version is a very nice aircraft. Anyone have any thoughts of the difference (or not) in handling and performance with the RR powered beast ?

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Differences

Always seem to be surrounded by 'Tooms', but never had the pleasure of fettling them. I can't comment on performance differences between 'US' spec and RR models, but I do remember our scopies on the Great 8 mentioning the narrower birds were more difficult to spot head-on than ours.
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Hi not sure if this is the right place to raise this. We are starting the rebuild of the former Leuchars gate guard XT864, one thing we are looking for are the yellow protective caps for the sidewinder missiles, would anyone know where we could source them.
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We are starting the rebuild of the former Leuchars gate guard XT864, one thing we are looking for are the yellow protective caps for the sidewinder missiles, would anyone know where we could source them.
Have you not tried this UK company for all of your everyday needs to service your sidewinder

surplus aircraft parts and accessories - Johnsons Of Leeds
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Pardon the (semi) thread creep, but for the plastic modellers in the crowd, Hong Kong Models is currently working on a 1/32nd F-4K/M. More details on their book of face page.
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As a slightly peripheral comment, how much of the US Defense Budget gets spent on stencils, tail art, and generally scribbling all over their aircraft?
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