Today, March the 9th 2020, after 45 years Japan flew their last reconnaissance missions with their RF-4E(J). In the afternoon four 501 Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron Phantoms took off from their hombase Hyakuri and the last Phantom landing was the first RF-4E out of 14 to be delivered to the JASDF, aircraft 47-6901. A total of 29 flew within 501 Hikotai (14 USA build RF-4E's and 15 Mitsubishi build RF-4EJ's) and these colorful F-4's will be missed for sure. Sayōnara RF-4E(J)!
(Hyakuri, Dec. 1st 2019)
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