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6 November 2017 | Air Forces Monthly

339 Mira disbands at Andravida

An official ceremony was held at Andravida air base on October 31 for the disbandment of 339 ‘Aias’ Mira, one of the two locally based F-4E (AUP) Phantom II squadrons belonging to the Hellenic Air Force’s 117 Combat Wing. The…Read more ›

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9 November 2015 | Flight Global

USAF QF-4s set for 2017 out of service date

The US Air Force expects to cease carrying out test support using its 22-strong fleet of BAE Systems QF-4 Phantom aerial targets in January 2017, followed by a complete out of service date in the middle of that year.

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28 May 2015 | ACC

Final Tyndall QF-4 takes off

The 82nd Aerial Target Squadron, a subordinate unit of the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group, flew its final QF-4 Phantom mission May 27 marking the end of almost 20 years at Tyndall AFB. Two QF-4 full-scale aerial targets took off around 10:15 a.m. and were successfully destroyed about 30 minutes later by pilots completing their mission exactly as it was supposed to go.

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11 March 2015 | Flight Global

Twin crash prompts Turkey to order RF-4E retirement

​After a latest crash in which four crew members were killed when a pair of McDonnell Douglas RF-4E/TMs, Turkey has decided to retire the type after a 35-year service life.

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30 November 2014 | IHS Jane's

Iranian Phantom jet strikes the Islamic State in Iraq

An Iranian McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II jet has struck Islamic State targets in the eastern Iraqi province of Diyala, footage shot by regional media shows. At least one F-4 is seen conducting a bombing run against ground targets in the footage shot by Al Jazeera , which erroneously identified

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22 November 2013 | MILAVIA News

Last 'new' Phantom returns to service

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- The 82nd Aerial Target Squadron received the last of the "new" QF-4 aerial targets Nov. 19 as the Vietnam-era aircraft landed here.

The QF-4, Aircraft 68-0599, spent more than 20 years in the Air Force "Boneyard" at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. before being brought back to life for one last mission.

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23 June 2012 | Flight Global

Syria confirms shooting down of Turkish F-4 Phantom

Syria has confirmed that it has shot down a McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom fighter operated by the Turkish air force after it allegedly "violated Syrian...

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13 March 2012 | UK MOD

Phantom guardian returns home to Wattisham

RAF Brampton's long-serving Gate Guardian, Phantom XT914, has taken its final journey home to Wattisham Flying Station in Suffolk.

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4 January 2012 | Defense-Aerospace

Luftwaffe F-4Fs Take Over Baltic Mission

Early in the evening of January 2 the first four F4 Phantom fighters of the German Air Force landed in the Å iauliai Air Base of the Lithuanian Air Force (LITHAF) to patrol the Baltic airspace for the oncoming four months. On January 4 the official changeover ceremony of the NATO Baltic Air Polici...

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31 May 2005 | MILAVIA News

Japan looking for F-4 Replacement

The Japanese Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) has recently launched the F-X fighter programme to find a replacement for the F-4 Phantom II.

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