Phantom FGR.2

RAF Phantom pilot recalls when he and his navigator grinned at the cameras of a Soviet Il-62 Classic spy plane disguised as an Aeroflot airliner

RAF Phantom pilot recalls when he and his navigator grinned at the cameras of a Soviet Il-62 Classic spy plane disguised as an Aeroflot airliner

The RAF Phantom The Phantom formed a major part of the Royal Air Force’s combat aircraft strength for over twenty… Read More

3 months ago

RAF Jaguar pilot recalls when he was shot down by a RAF Phantom interceptor

RAF Jaguar pilot shot down A joint Anglo-French programme serving with the French and Indian air forces as well as… Read More

4 months ago

The story of the RAF Phantom crew that jokingly requested fuel from an Argentine Air Force KC-130 flying over the Falklands

One of the Hercules’ men grinned at the Phantom crew and gave a thumbs up sign. Thus encouraged, Archie manoeuvred… Read More

8 months ago

This RAF Phantom was stenciled with an “F-117 DON’T ASK” zap after it made an emergency landing at Tonopah AFB

A RAF Phantom FGR.2 (F-4M in US speak) diverted there during RED FLAG 90-1, arriving back at Nellis with an… Read More

1 year ago

The story of the RAF Phantom that made an emergency landing at Tonopah AFB and was stenciled with an “F-117 DON’T ASK” zap

The diversion took place on Nov. 9, 1989, and the aircraft was Phantom FGR.2 serial XV476. As we have reported… Read More

3 years ago

Former RAF Jaguar pilot tells the story of when he was shot down by a RAF Phantom interceptor

"Giving up on the medics, we decided it was time for the bar and he offered me a lift home.… Read More

6 years ago

Phantom Girl!: the story of Penny Wild, the fighter controller who became the RAF’s only female Phantom driver

Penny Wild found the lightness of the hydraulically-operated controls to be a little unnerving at first but soon, when the two… Read More

6 years ago

That time a RAF Phantom crew jokingly requested fuel from an Argentine Air Force KC-130 flying over the Falklands

Archie's fingers felt carefully for the in-flight refuelling probe switch. When he operated the switch, Archie and his navigator heard the… Read More

6 years ago