Phinally, a Phantom in the snow!!
This JASDF RF-4EJ (77-6397; cnM097) from 501 Hikotai (Frogs), is undergoing pre-flight checks on the apron at Hyakuri. The snow only lasted for about 5 minutes, but weather was really harsh!
JASDF F-4EJ-KAI (77-8395; cnM095) from 301 Hikotai (Frogs), sen here on take-off from Hyakuri's RWY03R while tucking in the landing gear. The squadron emblem of the 301st Squadron is a frog wearing a scarf.
Another Phantom in winter conditions (very light snowfall). A JASDF RF-4E (57-6909; cn4616) from 501 Hikotai, - in the splendid "Tan-Green c/s" - seen here on the taxiway at Hyakuri, at the start of another recce-mission.