Photos F-4 Phantom II Paradise

RF-4C-30-MC "Phantom" II (66-0424 & MSN: 2182/AR) of the 1st Tactical Recon Squadron (TRS),10th Tactical Recon Wing (TRW), in RAF Alconbury, UK. The squadron flew the RF-4C for over 20 years from Alconbury, and from RAF Wethersfield, frequently participating in NATO exercises.
F-4 Phantom II of the Fighter Squadron (VF) 41 Black Aces launches from the waist catapult on board USS Independence (CVA 62) while A-4 Skyhawks of Attack Squadrons (VA) 86 and 72 await launch from the bow cats during Operation Rolling Thunder operations in 1965.

Japan Air Self-Defense Force McDonnell Douglas (Mitsubishi) RF-4EJ Kai Phantom II '77-6392' landing Hyakuri Air Base on the 11th of May 2018.


The 501st was Japan's only tactical reconnaissance squadron, and was formed in Matsushima Air Base on December 1st, 1961. On March 9th, 2020, the last training mission on the RF-4E / RF-4EJ aircraft was conducted. On the same day, a retirement ceremony for the RF-4s was held, and the squadron ceased operations. On March 26th, 2020 the unit was officially decommissioned.
With enthusiastic braking, Lt Cdr Doug Borrowman brings Phantom FG1 XT860/002 to the most rapid stop possible on the Wisley runway on 4 May 1969. The following Royal Navy Wessex HU5 is ready to whisk observer Lt Paul Waterhouse off to the base of the Post Office Tower. 1969 Daily Mail transatlantic air race
A U.S. Air Force McDonnell Douglas KC-10A Extender (s/n 79-1713) refueling McDonnell F-4D Phantom IIs of the 457th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 301st Tactical Fighter Wing (USAF Reserve), from Carswell Air Force Base on 15 September 1983
A U.S. Navy F-4N Phantom II (BuNo 151491) of Fighter Squadron VF-161 "Chargers". 151491 was assigned to VF-161, Carrier Air Wing 5 (CVW-5), aboard the aircraft carrier USS Midway (CV-41) from 1973 to 1977.