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German F-4F Phantom II

Making a very welcome, and probably last, appearance on static display at the Air Tattoo this summer will be a German Air Force F-4F Phantom.

The F-4 Phantom II is a two-seat, twin-engined, all weather long range supersonic jet interceptor fighter/fighter bomber.

Phantoms are rarely seen at European airshows as the type has been withdrawn from service in all but the German, Greek, Japanese, Turkish and US air forces. Germany has just one squadron remaining - Jagdgeschwader 71 (fighter wing 71) based at Wittmund.

“It was an epic spectacle, as magical as anything you've ever seen in the West End, and as loud as anything you've ever heard at Knebworth.”

Jeremy Clarkson, Television Presenter

“All the thrills, excitement and noise of a Grand Prix, but in the air!”

Jenson Button, Formula 1 Racing Driver

“This is the best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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