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PHANTOM PORTFOLIO

Aviation Art Prints depicting the McDonnell-Douglas Phantom in British Service.

 

The McDonnell-Douglas F-4 'Phantom' family has served a myriad of air arms in a career that has lasted more than 50 years. Now approaching the end of its frontline service, we have decided to produce the "Phantom Portfolio" with a view to representing each British squadron to use this much-loved jet fighter.

 

Britain's use of the F-4 family began in 1968 with two separate marks, the F-4K and F-4M (designated FG.1 and FGR.2 by the UK) being purchased for use by both the Fleet Air Arm and land-based RAF Squadrons. These aircraft were unique in that they were fitted with Rolls Royce Spey engines, replacing the original GE J79 fitted to all other F4s. The cancellation of the re-building of the aircraft carrier HMS Eagle allowed 20 FG.1 aircraft to be delivered to the RAF's 43 Sqn from new. The FGR.2 began its career with 6 Squadron in the ground-attack role and it was not until 1974 that 111 Squadron became the first FGR.2 unit to operate the aircraft in the Air Defence role. With the withdrawal of HMS Ark Royal in the late 1970s, her complement of F-4K (FG.1) aircraft were also transferred to the RAF.

 

Squadrons were gradually re-equipped until a total of 14 squadrons operated the Phantom. After the Falklands War of 1982, a permanent air defence capability was required on the islands, so a squadron was dispatched to the area, thus leaving a gap in the Air Defence of Great Britain. To fill this gap, 15 F-4J (ex US Navy) aircraft were acquired and 74 squadron re-formed to use them. The aircraft would equip the squadron until 1991 when it was re-equipped with standard FGR.2 aircraft. 

 

The final RAF squadrons to use the Phantom were 74 Sqn and 56 Sqn, based at RAF Wattisham, the last of their FGR.2 being retired in late 1992. 


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Bear Hunt II - 43 Squadron Phantom FG.1

Bear Hunt II - 43 Squadron Phantom FG.1

McDonnell-Douglas Phantom FG.1  43 Squadron by Artist Paul Couper AGAvA   A pair of RAF ..

£24.00 Ex Tax: £24.00

Composition with F4 - MDD Phantom

Composition with F4 - MDD Phantom

McDonnell-Douglas Phantom FG.1 43 Squadron Aviation Art Print Painting by Artist Chris French   In..

£24.00 Ex Tax: £24.00

Falkland Defenders - MDD Phantom FGR.2

Falkland Defenders - MDD Phantom FGR.2

McDonnell-Douglas Phantom FGR.2 23 Squadron Falkland Islands Aviation Art Print Painting by Artist C..

£24.00 Ex Tax: £24.00

Goodbye Mr.C - MDD Phantom FG.1 F-4K

Goodbye Mr.C - MDD Phantom FG.1 F-4K

McDonnell-Douglas Phantom FG.1 892 Squadron HMS Ark Royal Aviation Art Print Painting by Artist Grah..

£24.00 Ex Tax: £24.00

J-Birds (Crop) - MDD Phantom F-4J - 74 Sqn

J-Birds (Crop) - MDD Phantom F-4J - 74 Sqn

McDonnell-Douglas Phantom F-4J (UK) 74 Squadron RAF Wattisham Aviation Art Print Painting by Artist ..

£24.00 Ex Tax: £24.00

J-Birds - MDD Phantom F-4J - 74 Sqn

J-Birds - MDD Phantom F-4J - 74 Sqn

McDonnell-Douglas Phantom F-4J (UK) 74 Squadron RAF Wattisham Aviation Art Print Painting by Artist ..

£24.00 Ex Tax: £24.00

Joining the 10 Bear Club - MDD Phantom - 43 Sqd

Joining the 10 Bear Club - MDD Phantom - 43 Sqd

McDonnell-Douglas Phantom FG.1 43 Squadron RAF Leuchars Aviation Art Print Painting by Artist Neil H..

£24.00 Ex Tax: £24.00

Lurking at Leuchars - MDD Phantom FG.1

Lurking at Leuchars - MDD Phantom FG.1

McDonnell-Douglas Phantom FG.1 111 Squadron RAF Leuchars Aviation Art Print Painting by Artist Chris..

£24.00 Ex Tax: £24.00

McDonnell Douglas FGR.2 Phantom - 74 Squadron

McDonnell Douglas FGR.2 Phantom - 74 Squadron

McDonnell Douglas FGR.2 Aviation Art Drawing Print- 74 Squadron    Shown in the later ba..

£18.00 Ex Tax: £18.00

Namesakes - MDD Phantom FGR.2 Alcock & Brown

Namesakes - MDD Phantom FGR.2 Alcock & Brown

McDonnell-Douglas Phantom FGR.2 Alcock and Brown XV424 1979 scheme by Artist Paul Couper AGAvA   C..

£24.00 Ex Tax: £24.00

Red Tails - MDD Phantom FGR.2

Red Tails - MDD Phantom FGR.2

McDonnell-Douglas Phantom FGR.2 56 Squadron RAF Wattisham Aviation Art Print Painting by Artist Chri..

£24.00 Ex Tax: £24.00

South Atlantic Top Up - MDD Phantom FGR.2 and Lockheed Hercules

South Atlantic Top Up - MDD Phantom FGR.2 and Lockheed Hercules

McDonnell-Douglas Phantom FGR.2 Lockheed Hercules 1435 Flight Falkland Islands Aviation Art Print Pa..

£24.00 Ex Tax: £24.00

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