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"Alcock & Brown" F-4M Phantom FGR.2 XV486 by Colin Smedley

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This Phantom was one of two of No 56 Sqn identically painted in a special colour scheme in 1979 for the Alcock and Brown 60th anniversary flight and the 30th anniversary of the foundation of NATO. XV486 was the spare, the anniversary flight being completed by XV424. Both aircraft were transferred from 56 Sqn to 228 OCU immediately after the flight. The photograph was taken at RAF Coningsby in July 1979.

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My real name is Colin but most people know me as Oscar. I took my first photos in the early 1950s and my favorite subjects are aircraft, natural history, trucks and traction engines. I use Canon EOS cameras and a mix of Canon and Sigma lenses. My website URL is

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  • Nigel Bangert
    Nigel Bangertover 1 year ago

    Great image and interesting history.

  • Thanks a lot Nigel!

    – Colin Smedley

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerover 1 year ago

    Nice one Colin. – Ted

  • Thanks once more Ted!

    – Colin Smedley

  • Colin J Williams Photography
    Colin J Willia...over 1 year ago

    Brilliant Work !

  • Thanks Colin!

    – Colin Smedley

  • mike  jordan.
    mike jordan.over 1 year ago

    Excellent Work Colin…Mike

  • Thanks very much Mike!

    – Colin Smedley

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