Aviation Photo #0955713 McDonnell Douglas F-4K Phantom FG1 - UK - Air Force

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With shock waves glittering in the re-heat and vortices streaming from the wing tips in the damp late evening air, Phantom FG.1 XT867, "Hotel" of 111 Squadron, sets off into the overcast on another intercept of a possible Soviet Intruder. "Hotel" was the fourth Quick Reaction Alert aircraft to be scrambled that evening, the take-off time being logged at 22.15hrs.
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    Dennis W Robinson, TwilightSlides
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    McDonnell Douglas F-4K Phantom FG1
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    Leuchars (St. Andrews)
    Scotland
    United Kingdom
    June 3, 1980
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Anonymous
10 years ago
Considering the time of day or should I say night the photo was taken, the detail and clarity is very good. 'Tooms' used to regularly depart from Leuchars at all times of the day and in all weathers, if you pass throgh Leuchars you can still see the 'Q' sheds behind the large brown or green LOX tanks where these fully armed and fully ready aircraft waited, sometimes as many as four aircraft, two in the sheds two outside. The 'Q' sheds are now empty, 'Q' kites now depart from the squadron HAS (hardened aircraft shelters) on the far side of the airfield and the toom has been replaced by the too na doo or whatever this faceless grey lump is called cheers
Anonymous
8 years ago
Power on!!!!!

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