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Survivor XV460

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XV460 - Everett Aero, Bentwaters airfield, Sussex

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Phantom FGR.2 XV460 at Usworth, 2001; 2214 Sqn ATC

XV460 was retired to decoy duties at RAF Coningsby but appeared to have become an unofficial mascot, being very well looked after. Sadly though she met her end at the scrapman's hands as have so many UK F-4s, and only the nose now remains, in the care of 2214 Sqn ATC at Usworth until March 2013 when she moved to Bentwaters. She had served with 14, 19, 31, 56 and 92 Squadrons plus 228 OCU.

Find other photos of XV460 on the following sites:

Air-Britain - Airliners.net - Airplane-Pictures.net - flickr.com - WorldAirPics.com - JetPhotos.net - PlanePictures.net