Photos F-4 Phantom II Paradise

Turkish Air Force McDonnell Douglas F-4E 2020 Terminator.

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In August of 1978, a USAF F-4E 66-0304 of the 57th FIS out of Keflavik, Iceland had just departed ,when unfortunately for the crew, the freshly repainted Phantom also had wing lock pins had been wrongly painted in gray, and not re-painted high visibility red. Most predictably, and unfortunately, the crew failed to notice the wing lock pins on walk-around, and seconds after taking off, the Phantoms wings folded in mid flight.

Just reinforces the notion that a brick can fly with enough thrust.

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F-4D Phantom of Collings Foundation at Randolph AFB Airshow 2005, flown as a tribute to the Vietnam ERA and painted to represent BuNo 67-0463

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RAF F-4M’s of 54 Sqn landing at Hong Kong Kai Tak Airport in 1973.
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F-4S from VF-161 "Chargers" take off from Atsugi Air Base, Japan. April 1986
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Imperial Iranian Air Force (IIAF) F-4E Phantom II with TISEO delivered to Iran as 3-818 in September 1975. Photo from AirHistory .net archives.

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