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Survivor ZE360 (ex 155574)

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F-4J(UK) ZE360 - British Phantom Aviation Group, Manston Airport, Kent

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Phantom F-4J(UK) ZE360 at Manston Fire Training School, 21st October 2017; Richard E Flagg

Having survived her time at Manston in rather better shape than XV411, ZE360 is used for aircrew extraction training and thus has her canopies removed. The cockpits are in very poor conditions and various other parts of the airframe show some damage as the photo above shows. However, the British Phantom Aviation Group (BPAG) have taken care of her and are slowly starting to restore her, and have been within the last few years. In August 2020 ZE360 was finally pulled out from where she had been sat in the grass since 2015 on to some hardstanding elsewhere within the facility.

In late 2020, the British Phantom Aviation Group announced ZE360 will be moving on to pastures new in 2021 with two other Phantoms (XT597 and XT905) to be restored to a static exhibit at Cotswold Airport (Kemble), where they will join TBAG's Buccaneers! In early to mid 2021, XE360 was moved from the Fire Training School and towed over to the airport where it is currently being dismantled in a hangar ready for the road moved to Cotswold Airport later in the year.

Information on this page current as of 02/08/2021, last updated by Jake

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