Greece is one of the last bastions of the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom and two of them will be gracing the static display of this year's Air Tattoo. Greece and Turkey are the last operators in Europe of this large twin-engined fighter jet which was developed as a carrier-borne fighter for the US Navy. Greece operates two versions of the F-4, the F-4E (AUP) - Avionic Update Programme - which is used for both the air-to-air, air-to-ground roles and the RF-4E which is used for tactical reconnaissance. The aircraft visiting the 2016 Air Tattoo will be a pair of F-4Es from 117 Combat Wing at Andravida.
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