Spooky Pharewell

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BigClick67
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Spooky Pharewell

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This section of the forum has become rather quiet so I would like to restart it with a set of F-4 Phantom shots that I took back in July 2008, shortly after the disbandment of the venerable F-4F Phantom II at Jagdgeschwader 74“Mölders“ based at Neuburg Air Base in Bavaria.
The images show JG 74´s specially marked Phly-Out jet 38+37 during and shortly after arrival at Wittmund where all remaining GAF F-4s were concentrated during the introduction of the Eurofighter Typhoon at Neuburg. The aircraft retained its special colours with JG 71“R“ for a couple of weeks before being finally retired.
#01 38+37 featured JG 74´s two squadron crests on its intakes, 1.Staffel ´Falcons´ on the port intake, and 2.Staffel ´Zapata´ on the starboard side:
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#02 the jet seen arriving at Wittmund after the official Phantom Phly-Out at Neuburg, streaming its drag chute down Wittmund´s RWY08 on 2nd July, 2008:
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#03 it took a little while and a crate of beer to convince the ground crew to position the jet nicely for some epic shots from the roof of its shelter. Sure worth the effort:
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#04 nice paint job
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#05 close-up of the 1.Staffel Falcon emblem on the port intake:
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#06 - #08 The aircraft three weeks later in clean configuration on finals at Wittmund upon return from a photo flight with two other colour birds over the North Sea:
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#08
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#09 close-up of the Spook
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For completeness´ sake the set closes with a few regular Mölders Phantoms in the standart grey NORM90J camo.
#10 38+16 landing at Wittmund in April 2007 after air-to-air gunnery training over the North Sea:
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#11 & #12 same jet lined-up for a pairs departure and in full reheat on departure back to Neuburg:
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#13 38+26 in gorgeous winter light, parked at Schleswig Air Base during Schlachtfest 2008:
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Phantoms Phorever! Thanks for looking,
Cheers!
Chris Braun :biggrin:

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Always nice to see the mighty F-4. That last one is a cracker.

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Cracking images of a belting machine!
Last one for me too.
I'm liking No3 also, lovely top lighting with the shadow underneath duplicating the ferocity.
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Gorgeous :love: :love: :love: Nothing beats a Phantom. Ever.
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Phabulous images :clap:

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Very nice set. Thanks for sharing.

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