End of an era

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End of an era

Sun 12 Jan 2014, 1:53 pm

As a new member of this exclusive website I'd like to contribute a few of my shots for the first time. Although there were and still are lots of shots of the now retired German Phantom circling around I hope you like my pictures. And there are some more unique ones ... ! :smile:


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Re: End of an era

Sun 12 Jan 2014, 2:09 pm

Love that first shot! :rock:

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Sun 12 Jan 2014, 3:22 pm

What has happened to the specially painted airframes now?

Re: End of an era

Sun 12 Jan 2014, 5:57 pm

Phantoms , keep em coming :snack:

Re: End of an era

Sun 12 Jan 2014, 6:08 pm

Nice angle on the second shot. :clap:

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Sun 12 Jan 2014, 7:47 pm

Lovely but that first shot is particularly nice :clap: :clap:

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Sun 12 Jan 2014, 8:24 pm

Lovely shots but I agree that the first one really stands out - I love that they lined them up in chronological order!

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Mon 13 Jan 2014, 1:31 pm

Lovely shots. :clap:

I have never seen a Phantom in teh air. I guess I never will now. :sad:

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Mon 13 Jan 2014, 3:26 pm

Deacon wrote:Lovely shots. :clap:

I have never seen a Phantom in teh air. I guess I never will now. :sad:


There are other countries that still fly them you know :smile:

Re: End of an era

Tue 14 Jan 2014, 10:06 am

Dear Phantom phriends,

Thank you very much for your kind comments. I feel honoured and encouraged to show some more pictures of the Luftwaffe's former 'workhorse'.

Phantom coded 37+01 is still at Wittmundhafen AB and destined to become an display aircraft within the barracks area - where Phantom coded 37+03 proudly presents itself already.
Phantom coded 38+10 will 'survive' as well and is to become a 'gate guard' at Neuburg AB. F-4F coded 38+33 has the worst fate as it is to be scrapped these days.

My son had the idea to line up the very last German Phantoms in front of the hangar with JG 71's welcome greeting - and in the chronological order of the F-4F's colour schemes. I asked my friends at the air base and they all did a very good job to display the aircraft, didn't they? Thanks chaps! And thank you so much Holger!! :win:



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Re: End of an era

Tue 14 Jan 2014, 3:18 pm

They are great, the second scheme I've never seen before .
Now that you mention they are still flying I would love to go and see some, Turkey and Greece have them which is the easiest for spotting , Greece I presume if they can afford the fuel.

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Tue 14 Jan 2014, 9:03 pm

That Richthofen one is mighty fine.

John

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Wed 15 Jan 2014, 9:10 pm

Very nice. Thanks for posting them. :clap:

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Thu 16 Jan 2014, 1:19 pm

Hi all,

Once again thanks for your applause. It encourages me to share some more of my pictures with you! :smile:

I hope you like them.




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Re: End of an era

Thu 16 Jan 2014, 2:53 pm

Fantastic pictures. :clap:

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Fri 17 Jan 2014, 3:44 pm

Loving number two - background suits the aircraft perfectly!
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