Aircraft Photo of 153072 | McDonnell F-4J Phantom II | USA - Navy | #2229
Registration / Serial:153072
Military Code:1
Aircraft Original Type:McDonnell F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Version:McDonnell F-4J Phantom II
C/n (msn):1506
Operator Titles:USA - Navy
City / Airport:Bentwaters (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:ICAO: EGVJ   IATA: -   Local: -   Other: -
Event:Bentwaters Armed Forces Day 1973
Photo Date:26 May 1973
Photo by:Richard Vandervord
Photo ID: 2229
Photo Comment

There are plenty of images on the internet of an F-4 in the Speyer museum pretending to be 153072, but this is the real Blue Angels ship #1 and was only the second production F-4J. Written off in a collision with 153081 (ship #4) at NAS Lakehurst, NJ on 26.7.73 - just two months after this photo - during a practice session

This photo is copyright © Richard Vandervord, and may not be used or published in any way without permission.

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