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Some images off FB;

The last one is purportedly an experimental northern/arctic camo tested for use by ACE Mobile Support (Air) (Agile Combat Employment). If they were in production, I'd sell a kidney and buy one. 

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On 4/27/2023 at 6:29 AM, Ivanhoe said:

Some images off FB;

The last one is purportedly an experimental northern/arctic camo tested for use by ACE Mobile Support (Air) (Agile Combat Employment). If they were in production, I'd sell a kidney and buy one. 

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'There I was, upside down, nothing on the clock and STILL climbing!' :D

Judging by the hammer pod, is this some kind of EW test range? Perhaps testing whether the jammer is going to be shielded in different aircraft attitudes? Seems kind of wacky, but it was the 70's...

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4 hours ago, Stuart Galbraith said:

'There I was, upside down, nothing on the clock and STILL climbing!' :D

Judging by the hammer pod, is this some kind of EW test range? Perhaps testing whether the jammer is going to be shielded in different aircraft attitudes? Seems kind of wacky, but it was the 70's...

Looks like EW testing.

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9 hours ago, Ivanhoe said:

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Beautiful!  Is that the Collings Foundation Phantom?

One slight problem, though.  The tail number is incorrect; the small black portion should be the year the plane was built.  1940 is a bit early...

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This was sometimes the way they painted the serial .Seen it on other USAF fighters during the eighties. Maybe done to avoid confusion with other aircraft ending on ''0829/829'?

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10 hours ago, shep854 said:

Beautiful!  Is that the Collings Foundation Phantom?

One slight problem, though.  The tail number is incorrect; the small black portion should be the year the plane was built.  1940 is a bit early...

Dunno. The pic showed up in my FB feed, but the website that post pointed to didn't give me a warm fuzzy as to its data.

I don't recall a USAF Phantom with a Navy style radome, for instance. So the pic may show a Franken-Phantom.

 

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13 hours ago, Ivanhoe said:

Dunno. The pic showed up in my FB feed, but the website that post pointed to didn't give me a warm fuzzy as to its data.

I don't recall a USAF Phantom with a Navy style radome, for instance. So the pic may show a Franken-Phantom.

 

IIRC, the USAF F-4D dropped the IR seeker under the radome, as did the Navy F-4J, -N and -S models.

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