Blue Phantom !

Blue Phantom !

Postby leonardm on Sun 20 Sep 2015, 1:46 pm

Got wind of another deployment of usmc f-18 to Hyakuri last week so made the trip.

The marines didn't disappoint and will post more later but this really made my day

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Imageimage by Mike Leonard, on Flickr
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Re: Blue Phantom !

Postby Arno 01 on Sun 20 Sep 2015, 4:22 pm

Phantastic, that is rather special. :yahoo:
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Re: Blue Phantom !

Postby tankbuster on Sun 20 Sep 2015, 6:00 pm

Dear RIAT, please ask if we can have one of these, flying preferably :cool:
Trevor C
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Re: Blue Phantom !

Postby rob68 on Sun 20 Sep 2015, 6:27 pm

I thought you were referring to the ex RAF ones before they retired. Very nice
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Re: Blue Phantom !

Postby Cimmerian on Mon 21 Sep 2015, 7:12 am

Very nice.
Regards, Ken
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Re: Blue Phantom !

Postby RichPittman on Mon 21 Sep 2015, 12:56 pm

lovely photo and scheme but why has it been painted up like that?
Always remember "If you cannot turn tight...you cannot fight!"
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Re: Blue Phantom !

Postby Ross Forsyth on Mon 21 Sep 2015, 1:09 pm

Rich
I believe they are trialling this as a new scheme,not sure if all the RF-4E are going to be painted up like this or not but I know several will be and this is the first (i hope not!) kind of like the F-2 scheme but in reverse to my eye?

Look forward to seeing them in 9 weeks!


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Re: Blue Phantom !

Postby RichPittman on Mon 21 Sep 2015, 1:47 pm

Thanks Ross, I couldn't see that info on the net,
1 is ok but not all ;)
Always remember "If you cannot turn tight...you cannot fight!"
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Re: Blue Phantom !

Postby Ross Forsyth on Mon 21 Sep 2015, 3:55 pm

RichPittman wrote:Thanks Ross, I couldn't see that info on the net,
1 is ok but not all ;)

Yeah nice as a special but not all of them....i`ll never get my white balance right with all that blue!

Ross
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Re: Blue Phantom !

Postby McG on Mon 21 Sep 2015, 4:47 pm

Ross Forsyth wrote:Rich
I believe they are trialling this as a new scheme,not sure if all the RF-4E are going to be painted up like this or not but I know several will be and this is the first (i hope not!) kind of like the F-2 scheme but in reverse to my eye?

Look forward to seeing them in 9 weeks!


Ross


Four aircraft are initially to be painted in this scheme according to some of the Japanese spotters on Twitter.
As Ross says it's a trial "maritime" scheme.
McG

Re: Blue Phantom !

Postby Black Mike on Mon 21 Sep 2015, 9:11 pm

Beautiful.

Mike
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Re: Blue Phantom !

Postby trend71uk on Thu 29 Oct 2015, 7:58 pm

Wow ! :shock: :shock: I'll have to get back out there again .
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