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Phantom Country by Simon Atack. (AP)- Airforce-Art
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Phantom Country by Simon Atack. (AP)

Phantom Country by Simon Atack. (AP)

At the height of the Cold War during the 1970s and through the 80s, low level, fast-jet training sorties were absolutely crucial to Britains air defences. This was an era of the true, thoroughbred supersonic jet fighter like arguably the greatest of all jet combat aircraft of that time; the McDonnell Douglas F.4 Phantom. Scorching down the peaceful beauty of the Spey river valley, Scotland, four RAF Phantom FG-1s led by (at that time) Wg. Cdr. Ian Macfadyen and his navigator flying XV500, flash over Craiglockhart Castle on an ultra low-level training sortie during the squadrons period of transition from its formation at RAF Conningsby to its home station at RAF Leuchars.
Item Code : DHM2618APPhantom Country by Simon Atack. (AP) - This EditionAdd any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout! Buy 1 Get 1 Half Price!
Signed limited edition of 25 artist proofs.

Paper size 28 inches x 20 inches (71cm x 51cm) Macfadyen, Ian
Underwood, Pete
+ Artist : Simon Atack

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PRINTSigned limited edition of 300 prints. Paper size 28 inches x 20 inches (71cm x 51cm) Underwood, Pete
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The signature of Air Marshal Ian Macfadyen

Air Marshal Ian Macfadyen
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Ian MacFadyen joined the RAF College Cranwell in 1960. His first flying tour was on the Lightning in England and Germany. He returned to Cranwell in 1970 as a flying instructor where he was, for two years, a member of The Poachers formation aerobatic team. He next flew with Treble One squadron as it reformed with the Phantom in 1974, and became the RAF solo aerobatic pilot on the Phantom whilst with 43 Squadron. He later commanded 29 Squadron and became the first pilot to fly a Phantom into the Falkland Islands, where he also commanded 23 Squadron. In the mid 1980s he was the Station Commander at RAF Leuchars where, at its peak, the station had 66 Phantoms. His final years in the RAF were spent largely in Saudi Arabia, before becoming the Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man. He still flies Air Cadets with no 3 AEF at Colerne, and is the National President of the Royal British Legion.

The signature of Flt Lt Pete Underwood

Flt Lt Pete Underwood
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Pete Underwood joined the RAF Officer Training College Cranwell in 1980. His first operational tour was from 1984 to 1986 on the Phantom FGR2, 19 Squadron, RAF Wildenrath in Germany. He was detached to No.23 Sqn for a 6-month duty in the Falkland Islands during this tour. His second operational tour was from 1986 to 1989 on the Phantom FG1, 111 Sqn, RAF Leuchars. After this tour he was posted to RAF Brawdy as a Tactics and Weapons Instructor on the Hawk TMk1. When RAF Brawdy closed he moved on to RAF Chivenor as OC Weapons Instruction Flight on the Hawk TMk1. He now flies as Captain on the Airbus A320/321 with Monarch Airlines Ltd.
The Aircraft :
PhantomThe McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is a tandem two-seat, twin-engined, all-weather, long-range supersonic jet interceptor fighter/fighter-bomber produced for the U.S. Navy by Mcdonnell Douglas. It became a major part of the United States Navy, Marine Corps and American Air Force. The Phantom F-4 saw service with all American forces during the Vietnam war serving as a fighter and ground attack aircraft. The Phantom first saw service in 1960 but continued in service until the 1980’s (being replaced by the F-15 and F-16 ) The last Phantoms saw service during the Gulf war in 1991 being used for reconnaissance. Other nations also used the Phantom to great success. The Israeli Air Force used them during various Arab-Israeli wars and the Phantom also saw service in the Iranian Air Force during the Iran Iraq War. Phantom production ran from 1958 to 1981, with a total of 5,195 built. The Royal Air Force and the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy flew versions based on the F-4. The British Phantoms were powered by Rolls Royce Spey engines and also received British avionics, under the names pf Phantom FG.1 and Phantom FGR.2. The last British Phantoms served with 74 Squadron until they were dispanded in 1992.

Aviation History Timeline : 18th March
18March1918A McCudden, a WW1 Ace with 11.00 victories, died on this day
18March1919Orazio Pierozzi, a WW1 Ace with 7.00 victories, died on this day
18March1920Franz Buchner, a WW1 Ace with 40.00 victories, died on this day
18March1942Hauptmann Georg Christl of III./Zerstörergeschwader 26 was awarded the Knight's Cross
18March1942Leutnant Hans Strelow of 5./Jagdgeschwader 51 was awarded the Knight's Cross
18March1942Oberfeldwebel Heinrich Orth of 4./Fallschirmjäger-Sturm-Regiment was awarded the Knight's Cross
18March1942Oberleutnant of the Reserves Heinrich Krafft of 3./Jagdgeschwader 51 was awarded the Knight's Cross
18March1942Oberleutnant of the Reserves Johannes Kiel of I./Zerstörergeschwader 26 was awarded the Knight's Cross
18March1943Hauptmann Heinz Schumacher of 10./Jagdgeschwader 2 was awarded the Knight's Cross
18March1945Hans Waldmann, a WW2 Ace with 134.00 victories, died on this day
18March1945Hauptmann Rudolf Kramer of Kampfgeschwader 26 was awarded the Knight's Cross
18March1945Knight's Cross recipient Hans Waldmann of 6./Jagdgeschwader 52 died on this day
18March1958G Olley, a WW1 Ace with 13.00 victories, died on this day
18March2008John Curry, a WW2 Ace with 7.00 victories, died on this day

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