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Old 23rd Aug 2020, 16:16
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Originally Posted by grobbling about View Post

Possibly the same TLP course in ‘86. The aircraft subsequently known as ‘Black Mike’
Must be RAF. 25 guys 17 different orders of dress .....
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Old 23rd Aug 2020, 16:36
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Originally Posted by Big Pistons Forever View Post
Must be RAF. 25 guys 17 different orders of dress .....
Including someone using a flasher mac for the intended purpose.
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Old 24th Aug 2020, 06:33
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Blimey! Scott Wishart at far right I believe. He must've been there to pack the brake 'chutes.
Scruffiest man in the RAF!
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Old 24th Aug 2020, 17:32
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Glad the thread has resurrected, Ok.........unintentional 82,125 ft per min climb rate in a Phantom!...

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Old 29th Aug 2020, 22:36
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Enjoy

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Old 30th Aug 2020, 00:03
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If we're going back that far we may as well do "The Full Monty" and enjoy some more of the earliest surviving videos from the Phantom in RAF and RN service.

First Phantom FG1 delivered:


Phantom FG1 + Phantom FGR2 enter service - "about 170 are on order at a total cost of nearly 400 Million Pounds" - Bargain !


892 Sqn commissioning:


Some sporty arrivals here when 892 Sqn on the 83,000 ton USS Saratoga in 1969:


Trials on HMS Eagle - which never got the refit for operational deployments:




54 Sqn in Singapore:

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Old 22nd Sep 2020, 14:35
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Looking through some old photos, I came across this one. Taken at Akrotiri in 83 or 84.



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Old 22nd Sep 2020, 19:12
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Another Phantastic video:

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Old 23rd Nov 2020, 23:46
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Last Phantom built - a F-4EJ 17-8440 - delivered May 1981 - over 39 years ago.

Still looking Phantastic !

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Old 23rd Nov 2020, 23:57
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JASDF 301 Sqn ceased operation of the F-4EJ on 20 Nov 20.

Final commemorative paint schemes here - demonstrating real pride of ownership - and a significant budget !

"In our memories, Phantoms are flying forever !".


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Old 27th Nov 2020, 21:52
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In 1990 I was one of the 'lucky few' selected to attend RAF Wattisham for the launch of the RAF Phantoms for the 1990 BoB flypast over London. We had almost complete access to the flight-line prior to engines-start, they taxied right past us on their way to the end of the runway, and then we were escorted to the edge of the runway (well, maybe 20ft away!) for their departure. It was loud, and there were 18 aircraft, so my ears were still ringing the following day.

I took photos of almost every aircraft, but most of the pictures are not very good. There was no digital in those days, so it was a case of 'take plenty of pics and wait to see what the chemist would do with them!'. A lot are out of focus, a lot are not in-frame, and a number are 'not level.

However ...

F-4J(UK) ZE359 'J' of 74 Squadron

Phantom FGR.2 XV462 of 92 Squadron

XV432 'N' of 56 Squadron
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Old 27th Nov 2020, 22:22
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You’re right, they’re not great are they? The light doesn’t look great, but even allowing for that......
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Old 27th Nov 2020, 23:52
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Great video here - part of the JASDF 301 Sqn "Final Week" !

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Old 28th Nov 2020, 12:49
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Originally Posted by Geezers of Nazareth
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Phantom FGR.2 XV462 of 92 Squadron
XV432 'N' of 56 Squadron
I wonder who will be the first pedantic, smartass 🔔🔚 to point out that it's a 🐬, not a 🐍
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Old 26th Mar 2021, 07:33
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Some Pix I took, from Stanley & MPA, Various trips between 1983 & 1987.
Teej...
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Old 26th Mar 2021, 11:37
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Wow, blast from the past with that first one Teej. A view I saw a few times, and I might even have a similar shot. Just noticed the Eagle on the tail of it, and shouldn't that Eagle be facing forward?
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Old 26th Mar 2021, 12:15
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More FI F-4s, Stanley 1983 ... more for nostalgia than photographic quality!!



Tanking time.

Phantom sunset

Another Phantom sunset!

"Mind the gap!"

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Old 28th Mar 2021, 10:01
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Good spot Dan G., never noticed that.
RAFEngO74to09, probably explains the Tinnitus ?

Teej...
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Old 28th Mar 2021, 13:11
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Geezers, the second picture in your post No 711 is a 19 Sqn aircraft, not 92, it’s got the Wiggly Worm in the Sqn badge, not a Cobra and the blue/white chequers on the RAW are from 19.
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