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Saturday, 11 December 2010

The Grey Phantom.

Just on the outskirts of Coventry is situated the Midland Air Museum which also incorporates the Sir Frank Whittle jet heritage centre , and while i was walking around the outdoor exhibits I came across this rather forlorn F4 Phantom .  Piled and stacked in a quiet  corner of the Museum  its  fuselage and wing sections complete with the faded US markings are  awaiting their turn for restoration . The Mc Donnell Douglas F-4 Phantom was originally developed for the US Navy and entered service aboard Aircraft  carriers in 1960. These twin seat aircraft were used extensively during the Vietnam war . But looking at this haphazard collection of wing and tail sections with stars and stripe markings I could not help being reminded of a certain Pop art painting of the 1960s .
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