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McDonnell-Douglas/BAC F-4K/M Phantom II - Survivor XV424

FGR.2 XV424 - RAF Museum London, Hendon, Greater London

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Phantom FGR.2 XV424 at RAF Museum London, 15th April 2023; Jake Wallace

XV424 served with 6, 29, 54, 56, 92 and 111 Squadrons plus 228 OCU. In 1979 she was painted in a special scheme to mark the anniversary of Alcock & Brown's crossing of the Atlantic, and made a record-breaking commemorative dash across the Atlantic on the 21st of June that year.

Retiring in 1992 at Wattisham, XV424 was earmarked for preservation with the RAF Museum at their London site, and was delivered by road in November that year. Once reassembled she was placed on display and has remained on display ever since. She is in superb condition, having never suffered outdoor storage like so many other Phantoms, and looks like she was rolled into the museum yesterday.

XV424 is displayed with a nice selection of stores and has steps so you can take a peak inside the cockpits.

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