Blue Phantom !

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leonardm
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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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Phantastic, that is rather special. :yahoo:

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Dear RIAT, please ask if we can have one of these, flying preferably :cool:
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I thought you were referring to the ex RAF ones before they retired. Very nice

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Superb.

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I do like that!

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Very nice.
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lovely photo and scheme but why has it been painted up like that?
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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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Thanks Ross, I couldn't see that info on the net,
1 is ok but not all ;)
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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!

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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.

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Beautiful.

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

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