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McDonnell-Douglas/BAC F-4K/M Phantom II - Survivor ZE360 (ex 155574)

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, 7th November 2021; British Phantom Aviation Group

Having survived her time at Manston in rather better shape than XV411, ZE360 was used for aircrew extraction training and thus had her canopies removed. The cockpits are in very poor condition and various other parts of the airframe show some damage as the photo above shows.

However, in 2020 the British Phantom Aviation Group (BPAG) acquired her with the intention of restoring her as she is relatively intact given the use she's been put to. In August 2020 ZE360 was finally pulled out from where she had been sat in the grass since 2015 and on to some hardstanding elsewhere within the facility so that she can be dismantled for moving to Kemble later in 2022.

As you can imagine progress in the winter weather has been slow and painful, but they are getting there - you can keep up with progress on The ZE360 restoration website.

Information on this page current as of 08/01/2022, last updated by Damien

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