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McDONNELL DOUGLAS F-4K/M PHANTOM

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The fi rst pre-production Phantom FG1, XT597, remained on the A&AEE Boscombe Down strength until retirement.
CHRIS SANDHAM-BAILEY
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Sqn Ldr Archie Liggat and Flt Lt Mark Manwaring, the last RAF Phantom display crew, light the ’burners on the twin Speys of No 74 Squadron FGR2 XV393 during a photo sortie prior to the 1992 season.
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With a nose-mounted pitot head and with two AIM-7 Sparrows in the forward under-fuselage bays, first prototype YF-4K XT595 is believed to be seen here during its first flight on 27 June 1966
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Creating the ‘British Phantom’ was not the work of a moment

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