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McDonnell-Douglas/BAC F-4K/M Phantom II - Survivor XV474

FGR.2 XV474 - Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire

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Phantom FGR.2 XV474 at Duxford, 20th March 2022; Adam Poultney

XV474 served with 2, 17, 19, 23, 31 and 56 Squadrons, and was the first RAF F-4 to appear in the air defence grey scheme. Acquired by the OFMC after retirement because of the late Mark Hanna (himself an ex-F-4 pilot of course), the original intention was to fly her in private hands. Sadly that plan seems to have been a bit ambitious, and with Mark's untimely death, the plan died with him.

After many years sat outside at the IWM, Duxford, she was at last put undercover in Hangar 4 where she still remains on display today.

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