92 Squadron's Phabulous Phantoms (pic heavy) - UPDATED

92 Squadron's Phabulous Phantoms (pic heavy) - UPDATED

Postby King Cobra on Tue 21 Jan 2014, 12:00 am

XT899 Taxying out to take it's place in the Battle of Britain 50th anniversary flypast.
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XT899-Wattisham-1990 by KING COBRA 92, on Flickr

XV408 in the glorious all blue scheme adopted to mark the disbandment of 92 in RAF Germany.
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XV408-Wildenrath-1991 by KING COBRA 92, on Flickr

XV411/1
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XV411-Wildenrath-1980 by KING COBRA 92, on Flickr

XV411/2
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XV411-Leeuwarden-1985 by KING COBRA 92, on Flickr

XV412
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XV412-BrizeNorton-1990 by KING COBRA 92, on Flickr

XV414
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XV414-Wildenrath-1979 by KING COBRA 92, on Flickr

XV415
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XV415-GreenhamCommon-1983 by KING COBRA 92, on Flickr

XV418 in the experimental low visibility scheme. She gained the nickname of "Grey Goose."
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XV418-Wildenrath-1979 by KING COBRA 92, on Flickr

XV424
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XV424-Coningsby-1985 by KING COBRA 92, on Flickr

XV430
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XV430-Bierset-1990 by KING COBRA 92, on Flickr

XV435/1
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XV435-Wildenrath-1979 by KING COBRA 92, on Flickr

XV435/2
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XV435-Coningsby-1985 by KING COBRA 92, on Flickr

XV437
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XV437-Wildenrath-1986 by KING COBRA 92, on Flickr

XV439
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XV439-Wildenrath-1987 by KING COBRA 92, on Flickr

XV462
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XV462-Wittmundhafen-1982 by KING COBRA 92, on Flickr

XV464 Taxying out to take it's place in the Battle of Britain 50th anniversary flypast.
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XV464-Wattisham-1990 by KING COBRA 92, on Flickr

XV467
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XV467-Mildenhall-1986 by KING COBRA 92, on Flickr

XV471
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XV471-Wittmundhafen-1982 by KING COBRA 92, on Flickr

XV480
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XV480-Finningley-1986 by KING COBRA 92, on Flickr

XV488
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XV488-Wildenrath-1990 by KING COBRA 92, on Flickr

XV490
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XV490-KleineBrogel-1985 by KING COBRA 92, on Flickr

XV497
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XV497-Wildenrath-1987 by KING COBRA 92, on Flickr

XV498/1
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XV498-Wildenrath-1981 by KING COBRA 92, on Flickr

XV498/2 Short lived tail markings to mark Wing Commander Dave Pollington achieving 4000 hours on the F-4.
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XV498-Akrotiri-1989 by KING COBRA 92, on Flickr

XV499
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XV499-Finningley-1977 by KING COBRA 92, on Flickr

XV501 Squadron commander Wing Co. "Black" Ferguson and navigator Paul Pike set out on another mission. Note the 111 and 43 squadron zaps.
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XV501-Wildenrath-1977 by KING COBRA 92, on Flickr
Last edited by King Cobra on Wed 22 Jan 2014, 11:45 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: 92 Squadron's Phabulous Phantoms (pic heavy)

Postby Cimmerian on Tue 21 Jan 2014, 7:37 am

Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos. Got my day off to a great start. :clap: :clap:
Regards, Ken
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Re: 92 Squadron's Phabulous Phantoms (pic heavy)

Postby iainpeden on Tue 21 Jan 2014, 8:01 am

I thought I knew every F4 scheme - the "grey goose" with the grey cobra tail marking is new to me.
Wonderful memories.
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Re: 92 Squadron's Phabulous Phantoms (pic heavy)

Postby st24 on Tue 21 Jan 2014, 10:52 am

Lovely stuff, it's camo all the way for me though..... :love:
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Re: 92 Squadron's Phabulous Phantoms (pic heavy)

Postby tankbuster81 on Tue 21 Jan 2014, 11:02 am

A lovely thread and a joy to view the photos.
Don't bother running, you'll only die tired!!
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Re: 92 Squadron's Phabulous Phantoms (pic heavy)

Postby bigcrow on Tue 21 Jan 2014, 12:13 pm

A lovely selection, I must have been stood next to you on a few of these shots... The Phantom looked so much better in the camo.
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Re: 92 Squadron's Phabulous Phantoms (pic heavy)

Postby King Cobra on Tue 21 Jan 2014, 2:30 pm

big crow wrote:A lovely selection, I must have been stood next to you on a few of these shots… The Phantom looked so much better in the camp.


More than probable.
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Re: 92 Squadron's Phabulous Phantoms (pic heavy)

Postby capercaillie on Tue 21 Jan 2014, 3:13 pm

Was not a fan of the two all blue specials - looked like they were painted with a stick especially compared to the finish on Black Mike.

Those camo ones look superb, particularly like the shot at KB. :drool: Great post.
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Re: 92 Squadron's Phabulous Phantoms (pic heavy)

Postby Irishaernut on Tue 21 Jan 2014, 11:33 pm

God I love phantoms, the only one I ever saw fly was leuchars in 2005? I think it was Luftwaffe , oh and having a chance to sit in black mike :)
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Re: 92 Squadron's Phabulous Phantoms (pic heavy)

Postby King Cobra on Wed 22 Jan 2014, 8:26 am

capercaillie wrote:Was not a fan of the two all blue specials - looked like they were painted with a stick especially compared to the finish on Black Mike.

Those camo ones look superb, particularly like the shot at KB. :drool: Great post.


Being away from the front line I expect the Tremblers had more time to lavish on polishing their aircraft whereas the RAFG squadrons were much busier dealing with the Warsaw Pact to spend time on such things. :)
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Re: 92 Squadron's Phabulous Phantoms (pic heavy)

Postby capercaillie on Wed 22 Jan 2014, 8:52 am

King Cobra wrote:
capercaillie wrote:Was not a fan of the two all blue specials - looked like they were painted with a stick especially compared to the finish on Black Mike.

Those camo ones look superb, particularly like the shot at KB. :drool: Great post.


Being away from the front line I expect the Tremblers had more time to lavish on polishing their aircraft whereas the RAFG squadrons were much busier dealing with the Warsaw Pact to spend time on such things. :)


I'm not going to get into the ins and outs of squadron politics and time, but 5 of the 8 Germany Tornado units managed to create very professional anniversary jets a year earlier, whilst worrying about the Warsaw Pact. The Phantoms were in effect disbandment schemes and painted after the wall had come down, in fact they made the UK show debuts at the same time as the Czechoslovak Air Force arrived for the first time en masse at Fairford. :smile:
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Re: 92 Squadron's Phabulous Phantoms (pic heavy) - UPDATED

Postby King Cobra on Wed 22 Jan 2014, 11:45 am

I have some air to air shots of 92 Squadron F-4s. A couple I bought from Peter Foster, the others came from Nav mates on 92.

XV411 + XV412
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XV411 + XV412 by KING COBRA 92, on Flickr

XV501
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XV501 1977 by KING COBRA 92, on Flickr

XV435 + XV488
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XV435 + XV488 1986 by KING COBRA 92, on Flickr

XV480
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XV480 1987 by KING COBRA 92, on Flickr

XV482
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XV482 by KING COBRA 92, on Flickr
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Re: 92 Squadron's Phabulous Phantoms (pic heavy)

Postby King Cobra on Wed 22 Jan 2014, 11:49 am

capercaillie wrote:
King Cobra wrote:
capercaillie wrote:Was not a fan of the two all blue specials - looked like they were painted with a stick especially compared to the finish on Black Mike.

Those camo ones look superb, particularly like the shot at KB. :drool: Great post.


Being away from the front line I expect the Tremblers had more time to lavish on polishing their aircraft whereas the RAFG squadrons were much busier dealing with the Warsaw Pact to spend time on such things. :)


I'm not going to get into the ins and outs of squadron politics and time, but 5 of the 8 Germany Tornado units managed to create very professional anniversary jets a year earlier, whilst worrying about the Warsaw Pact. The Phantoms were in effect disbandment schemes and painted after the wall had come down, in fact they made the UK show debuts at the same time as the Czechoslovak Air Force arrived for the first time en masse at Fairford. :smile:


I know all about the blue schemes etc. I was only pulling your leg. :)
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Re: 92 Squadron's Phabulous Phantoms (pic heavy) - UPDATED

Postby Sundowner on Wed 22 Jan 2014, 6:03 pm

Phantastic!!!!!!...…. :clap: :clap:
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Re: 92 Squadron's Phabulous Phantoms (pic heavy)

Postby st24 on Wed 22 Jan 2014, 7:00 pm

King Cobra wrote:
capercaillie wrote:
King Cobra wrote:
capercaillie wrote:Was not a fan of the two all blue specials - looked like they were painted with a stick especially compared to the finish on Black Mike.

Those camo ones look superb, particularly like the shot at KB. :drool: Great post.


Being away from the front line I expect the Tremblers had more time to lavish on polishing their aircraft whereas the RAFG squadrons were much busier dealing with the Warsaw Pact to spend time on such things. :)


I'm not going to get into the ins and outs of squadron politics and time, but 5 of the 8 Germany Tornado units managed to create very professional anniversary jets a year earlier, whilst worrying about the Warsaw Pact. The Phantoms were in effect disbandment schemes and painted after the wall had come down, in fact they made the UK show debuts at the same time as the Czechoslovak Air Force arrived for the first time en masse at Fairford. :smile:


I know all about the blue schemes etc. I was only pulling your leg. :)


And whilst we're on the subject- what has blue got to do with 92?!?! Yes those silly Dolphins but not the mighty Cobras! :grin:

Ooh that air-to-air of camo "W", even if it has been trembled, absolutely gorgeous..... :love:
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Re: 92 Squadron's Phabulous Phantoms (pic heavy)

Postby King Cobra on Wed 22 Jan 2014, 9:57 pm

st24 wrote:
King Cobra wrote:
capercaillie wrote:
King Cobra wrote:
capercaillie wrote:Was not a fan of the two all blue specials - looked like they were painted with a stick especially compared to the finish on Black Mike.

Those camo ones look superb, particularly like the shot at KB. :drool: Great post.


Being away from the front line I expect the Tremblers had more time to lavish on polishing their aircraft whereas the RAFG squadrons were much busier dealing with the Warsaw Pact to spend time on such things. :)


I'm not going to get into the ins and outs of squadron politics and time, but 5 of the 8 Germany Tornado units managed to create very professional anniversary jets a year earlier, whilst worrying about the Warsaw Pact. The Phantoms were in effect disbandment schemes and painted after the wall had come down, in fact they made the UK show debuts at the same time as the Czechoslovak Air Force arrived for the first time en masse at Fairford. :smile:


I know all about the blue schemes etc. I was only pulling your leg. :)


And whilst we're on the subject- what has blue got to do with 92?!?! Yes those silly Dolphins but not the mighty Cobras! :grin:

Ooh that air-to-air of camp "W", even if it has been trembled, absolutely gorgeous..... :love:


Blue Diamonds and the F2/F2A Lightnings before the camo green came ring any bells? The Cod Squad don't count. :)
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