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Old 13th Mar 2019, 22:03
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Originally Posted by tremblerman
That is not an OCU paint job.
It is a Trembler (111 Sqn.).
Huh? The bottom one is, agreed. (Never mind)
The top one's definately OCU.

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Old 14th Mar 2019, 07:53
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The One Eleven squadron nose marking is incomplete, green/grey camouflage is incorrect for an aircraft fitted with TESS and the centreline store is unusual.

Whereas the 64(R) painted original was correct.
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Old 14th Mar 2019, 09:30
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K....it may well be the piccy/camera angle or my ageing eyes but that centreline tank doesn't quite look "right"...have I miss remembered?
Wiggy - I quite agree, that is not the CL Tank that the RAF flew with. Not quite sure what tank it is?

Equally flying in B Fit was not the norm in the RAF until 74 Sqn equipped with the F4J with the American High g tank. The RN used B Fit due to Carrier weight limitations.
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Old 14th Mar 2019, 09:41
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XV406, 42 years ago.......

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Old 14th Mar 2019, 14:11
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OK, number 2. How does it look?

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Old 14th Mar 2019, 16:32
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Originally Posted by Dominator2
...74 Sqn equipped with the F4J with the American High g tank. The RN used B Fit due to Carrier weight limitations.
74(F)s F-4Js never had the high-g C/L tank, it was the standard 600 gal McDonnell item...

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Old 14th Mar 2019, 19:04
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I've seen the tank on 406 and it's neither a baggage pod or faired SUU. It was hanging on by one lug a few years ago.
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Old 14th Mar 2019, 21:52
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Never noticed the tank, but I think it may be a spare they had lying around at the museum. I'm not claiming any knowledge on the subject, but it may be off the Meteor they have there. The 111 Scheme is obviously unfinished. The museum is only open at certain times, so I couldn't get any info, as there was no one there to ask. It may be the angle I took the 2 pics at, but the thing that struck me when comparing it with the old pic of the 64 Sqn markings was the similarity between the 2 versions of the Tornado. The black nose on the 111 marked pic appears to make it look more squat than the grey 64 pic, which has a sleeker looking effect, similar to the difference between a camo GR1 and a grey F3 Tornado.
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Old 18th Mar 2019, 20:27
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The 228 OCU F4s had the 64 Sqdn Scarab Beetle on the fins when I was on the line.
I still have know idea who I upset during training to get a wondrous posting like that!!!
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Old 19th Mar 2019, 09:07
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64(R) markings in 1982 when I joined as an Instructor. Scarab was even one of our squadron callsigns.
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Old 8th Apr 2019, 21:44
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Stunning vid of 302 Hikotai F-4EJ Kai final ops...

*WARNING: Viewer discretion is advised, may cause grown men to suffer moist eyes!*

Stunning video of the last few weeks of 302 Hikotai Phantom ops...
Just two Phantom squadrons remain in JASDF service now, 301 Hikotai with the F-4EJ Kai and 501 Hikotai, with the RF-4E Kai and RF-4EJ Kai and these too will finally relinquish their last F-4s in 2020.


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Old 9th Apr 2019, 08:00
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No link for me?
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Old 24th Aug 2019, 03:36
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Phenomenal Phantoms + Top Gun 2 Trailer Voiceover

Great stuff for those of us who still love seeing the beast and the memories it brings back !

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Old 21st Mar 2020, 00:10
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It’s still Friday where I am! I just stumbled on this marvelous video:

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Interesting dragging the brake chutes all the way to the ramp.
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Old 22nd Mar 2020, 05:33
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I noticed that too. Since these were last flights, they probably didn't care about wear and tear on the chutes.
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Old 22nd Mar 2020, 15:11
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Originally Posted by India Four Two
I noticed that too. Since these were last flights, they probably didn't care about wear and tear on the chutes.
As regards 'wear', one of the front-seaters seemed to have forgotten to wear his bone-dome...
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This is a list of all the Phantom manuals I have in PDF. If any are of use to someone on here I would gladly send copies

AP101B-0900-1A General

AP101B-0900-1B Corrosion Control & Decontamination (Paint)

AP101B-0900-1C Structure, Hydraulics, Bleed Air & Pneumatics

AP101B-0900-1D Flight Controls

AP101B-0900-1E Services Systems

AP101B-0900-1F Air Systems

AP101B-0900-1G Safety & Survival

AP101B-0900-1H Propulsion Systems

AP101B-0900-1J Air Induction System

AP101B-0900-1K Fuel System

AP101B-0900-L Elect Power Supply & Distribution System

AP101B-0900-1M Lighting & Centralised Warning System

AP101B-0900-1N Misc. Instruments

AP101B-0900-1P Air Data Computer Set

AP101B-0900-1Q Automatic Flight Control System

AP101B-0900-1R Armament Systems

AP101B-0900-1Y Materials USA/UK Equivalents

AP101B-0900-1Z List of Publications

AP101B-0900-13 FG1, FGR2& F4-J Modification Lists

AP101B-0901-1B FG1 Communication, Radio Navigation & Identification System

AP101B-0901-1C FG1 Navigation, Flight Director & Bombing Systems

AP101B-0902-1A FGR2 Systems Integration

AP101B-0902-1B FGR2 Communication, Radio Navigation & Identification System

AP101B-0902-1C FGR2 Attitude Reference, Flight Director & LCOSS

AP101B-0902-1E FGR2 Inertial Navigation & Attack System INAS

AP101B-0902-1F FGR2 Reconnaissance Systems

AP101-0900-3A1 Illustrated Parts Manual – Index

AP101-0900-3A2 Illustrated Parts Manual – Airframe

AP101-0900-3A3 Illustrated Parts Manual – Mechanisms, Controls & Ejection Seats

AP101-0900-3A4 Illustrated Parts Manual – Utility, Hydraulics & Pneumatics Systems

AP101-0900-3A5 Illustrated Parts Manual – Instrumentation, Electrical & Electronic Systems

AP101-0900-3A6 Illustrated Parts Manual – Fuel System, Power Plant & Related Systems

AP101-0900-3A7 Illustrated Parts Manual – Special Support Equipment & Armament

AP101-0900-3C/3D Scales of Ground Support Equipment/ Scales of A/C Servicing Spares

AP101B-0900-5A2 Safety & Servicing Notes

AP101B-0900-6A1 SRI – General Information

AP101B-0900-6A2 Structural Repair Instructions (SRI) - Fixed Structure

AP101B-0900-6A3 SRI – Doors & Removable Panels

AP101B-0900-6A4 SRI – Control Surfaces & Removable Structural Components

AP101B-0900-6A5 SRI – Typical Repairs, Repair of Special Structure & Sealing

AP101B-0902-10A1 FGR2 Wiring manual

AP101B-0902-10A2 FGR2 Wiring manual

AP101B-0902-10B1 FGR2 Wiring manual

AP101B-0902-10B2 FGR2 Wiring manual

AP101B-0901-15A FG1 Aircrew Manual

AP101B-0901-15B FG1 Aircrew Weapons Manual

AP101B-0902-15A FGR2 Aircrew Manual

AP101B-0902-15B FGR2 Aircrew Manual – Weapons System

AP101B-0903-1HA F-4J(UK) J79 Principles of Operation

AP101B-0903-1HB F-4J(UK) J79 Testing & Troubleshooting

AP101B-0903-1HC F-4J(UK) J79 System Maintenance

AP101B-0903-15A F-4J(UK) Aircrew Manual

AP102C-2401-1A1, 1A2 & 1A3 J79-GE-8 & -10 Bay Maintenance

AP112F-0701-1 CADC

FG1 & FGR2 Plane Captain’s Handbook

RAF Weapons Course Notes (Early). Mud Mover days and covers Mk5 Seat

RAF Phantom GSE Handbook

MACE report – Phantom Engineering Data Review dated May 1987

DFS Review No96 Phantom 7 year review

AP102C-1101/1102/1105-3A Spey 202/203 Illustrated Parts Catalogue

AP108E-0529-12 PSP Type ZD

AP109B-0137-1 MB Ejection Seat Type 7A General & Technical Information

AP109B-0137-3A MB Ejection Seat Type 7A Parts manual

AP109B-0137-5F MB Ejection Seat Type 7A Bay Maintenance Schedule

AP118M-0501-13 LAU 7A Launcher

American manuals

F4H-1 Structure McDD Pub SEDR 148

F4H-1 Air Induction System

F4 Accident Investigation Workbook

F4 Serial No Conversion Chart

NAVWEPS 01-245FDA-3-1 McDD F4A,B&RF4B Phantom SRI Levels C to F Maint

F4B,C Plane Captain’s HB

F4B,J Ordnanceman’s HB

F4B,J,RF4B Plane Captain’s HB

TO 1F-4C-3-1-1 McDD F4C,D,E&RF4C Phantom SR Org

TO 1F-4C-3-1-2 McDD F4C,D,E&RF4C Phantom Fixed Str

TO 1F-4C-2-8 McDD F4C Phantom Power Plant

TO 1F-4(R)C-1CL-1 RF4C Aircraft Checklist

F4C J-79 Emergency Instructions

McDD Phantom F/RF-4C/D/E Crew Chief’s HB

F4C,D,E Armament Systems HB

TO 1F-4C-1 McDD F4C,D&E Phantom FM

TO 1F-4E-1 McDD F4E Phantom FM

TO 1F-4C-1-2 McDD F4E Phantom Thunderbird Config

F4E Armament HB

TO 1F-4G-1 F4G Wild Weasel Flight Manual

NAVAIR 01-245FDD-1 NATOPS McDD F4J Phantom FM
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Old 22nd Mar 2020, 22:03
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Originally Posted by Lyneham Lad
As regards 'wear', one of the front-seaters seemed to have forgotten to wear his bone-dome...
Nope, all were wearing their helmets...

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Old 23rd Mar 2020, 15:56
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I think I can show this now
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