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#2467 2008-04-28 19:14 GMT-5 hours    
Lekker Bosje !

(in English. Nice and Tasty, young mr Bush :-)


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#2468 2008-04-28 19:22 GMT-5 hours    
Yes, nice pics Marcel! Thanks for sharing. Good to see the old bird still flying.

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#2714 2008-07-11 05:00 GMT-5 hours    
F-4 PHANTOMS THE REAL LEGEND...

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#2717 2008-07-11 19:41 GMT-5 hours    
On July 30th the Phantoms at Wittmund Airbase, Germany will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Phantom, with one bird wearing a "special" dress..

Don`t know if I can find the time to go there.

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#2757 2008-07-18 16:18 GMT-5 hours    
The USAF still flys some F-4's in their Heritage Flights, and this year they have added a little demo afterwards where the Phantom makes a few passes. I was really glad to see this, and hopefully I got some good photos from the Tyndall and Langley airshows this year where the F-4 actually some nice passes.

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#5694 2011-10-08 18:36 GMT-5 hours    
Most of the Air Forces listed still fly the F-4. Moreover Greek and Turkey have upgraded there F-4's to the 2000 series of modernization. Egypt still fly's the F-4 and there aircraft in the beginning of there use with Egypt's Air Force had issue's with maintaining those aircraft. It then decided to bring those personnel up to speed on the maintenance of these aircraft. Moreover those F-4's requiring depot level work are flown to the US for that level of care. There was a rumor some years ago when the F-4G's were on the way out the Greek Air Force was going to equip some of there F-4's for the same mission. But have seen nothing to the effect if indeed this did happen.

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#6125 2012-08-26 00:28 GMT-5 hours    
The US Air Force has announced the "Last F-4" was pulled of storage for conversion to a Drone aircraft.

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#6129 2012-08-28 08:56 GMT-5 hours    
It has been great seeing all those Phantoms posted recently. Please keep them coming.

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#6322 2013-03-26 13:55 GMT-5 hours    
The german Air Force is in the process of retiring there F-4F within this year.

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#6398 2013-04-28 10:33 GMT-5 hours    
Hi, here are some greek examples I made last November during the open days:










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#6402 2013-04-28 15:24 GMT-5 hours    
Unfortunately the good old phantom will be history in mid 2013 in the german air force.
The farewell-celebration will be held 29th of june in Wittmund: http://www.phantom-pharewell.de/

I had the chance to see the smokey-birds in december 2011 for the last time. I can't make it this year to Wittmund.
If you like, you find my pictures from the trip here http://www.powerplanes.ch/base-visits/2011/wittmund/index.html and here http://www.airfighters.com/photosearch.php?cra=1546&phgid=2885&sor=3

I hope to see some nice pictures from the farewell here at airfighters....

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#6403 2013-04-29 14:38 GMT-5 hours    
Here are some more germans F-4, from last week out of Wittmund:





... more to come


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#6406 2013-05-06 14:17 GMT-5 hours    
Yeah, it is very sad, that the Phantom-era is about to end in Germany. I know, that the Eurofighter is a good bird, but it has not the character that the Phantom has. The Phantom is a flying dinosaur. Maybe I can manage to get to Wittmund, before they are gone.
If so, I will try to take as much pictures as possible and hope they will meet the high standarts on this board.

First the Tomcats, now the Phantoms, this is so very sad.

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#6462 2013-06-30 08:21 GMT-5 hours    
Unfortunately I was not able to go to Wittmund for the Phantom pharewell. They expected 130000 visitors this weekend.

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#6473 2013-07-06 21:48 GMT-5 hours    
So what will be the dispostion of the remaining aircraft? Scrap? 1 for a Legacy flight?

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#6474 2013-07-06 21:57 GMT-5 hours    
The Phantom is still a tough bird to bring down, i.e., the Terminator varaint in the Turkist Air Force is no slug in the Air to Air areana. The Slotted tail plane gives the F-4 very good manuerability, moreover modern avionics add to the upgrade package. Even in the US with the Drone program the F-$ can and is a hard kill to make even in this modern age. The Italy proved that with the F-104 in a rare engagement with the USAF and NATO allies in simulated one on one combat. SO jsut because the Aircraft is over 10 years old does not mean the is it not an asist to any air force. What has been the down fall of any Aircraft is the "Maintenance Man Hours" assoicated with that is cost of the aforementioned. The F-4 is always in the hanger every 100 hours of flight for the throughly check of system and air frame. So in the end it is the cost of maintaing the aircraft that send tot he scrap yard NOT wether or not the aircraft is a vital assist or not.

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#6491 2013-07-26 21:30 GMT-5 hours    
Here is a video on the German Air Force and the F-4 scrapping.








Worth a look!

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