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McDonnell Douglas F-4c Phantom II (63-7699) at Midland Air Museum, served with 356th Tactical Fighter Squadron in Vietnam and shot down a MIG 17 - Click for Full Image

McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom II (63-7699) at Midland Air Museum, served with 356th Tactical Fighter Squadron in Vietnam and shot down a MIG17.

(Picture March 2003)


 

McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II (155529) in the American Air Museum at Duxford - Click for Full Image

McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II (155529) in the American Air Museum at Duxford. Built in 1967 this aircraft entered operational service the following year and flew Vietnam combat missions from the USS America carrier in 1972. By 1982 it was in storage and was 1 of 15 purchased by RAF and became ZE359 of 74 Squadron based at Wattisham. It was presented to the Imperial War Museum in 1991 and flew into Duxford that year with the assistance of portable arrester cables. It is displayed in the US Navy colours it wore while serving with VF-74 in Vietnam. It is in immaculate condition.

 

(Picture December 2002)


 

McDonnell Douglas F-4M Phantom  (XV474) at Duxford - Click for Full Image

McDonnell Douglas FGR (F-4M) Phantom  (XV474) at Duxford. This aircraft was delivered to the RAF in 1969 and served mostly in Germany, it did serve in the Falklands from 1983 to 1985 before being retired in 1992.

(Picture August 2002)


 
McDonnell Douglas FGR.2 Phantom  (XV424) at RAF Museum, Hendon - Click for Full Image

McDonnell Douglas FGR.2 Phantom  (XV424) at the Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon was delivered to 6 Squadron of the RAF in April 1969. Following spells with 54, 29, 111 and 56 Squadron it participated in June 1979 in the 60th Anniversary of Alcock and Brown's transatlantic flight. Following further spells with 56, 29, 228MU and 92 Squadron it arrived at Hendon in November 1992. It is displayed with Sky Flash and Sidewinder missiles.

 

(Picture November 2002)

   
 

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