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Tango0125 Dec 2016 9:41 p.m. PST

"The US Air Force marked the final flight of the QF-4 Phantom II on December 21 at Holloman AFB.

Lt Col Ronald King, Det. 1, 82nd Aerial Target Squadron commander, said: ‘This has been a humbling experience. There is no way to truly understand what this aircraft has done without talking to the people who lived it.'…"


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JMcCarroll Inactive Member26 Dec 2016 6:47 a.m. PST

My first jet fighter love. Still think they should keep it for ground attack role.

StarCruiser26 Dec 2016 9:06 a.m. PST

All of the airframes are quite elderly now. They really couldn't take the punishment of serious combat.

Still – America's proof to the world that, given a big enough engine, even a brick can fly!

Ghecko Inactive Member28 Dec 2016 3:25 p.m. PST

Yes, a classic aircraft.

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