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Phantom FGR.2 XV402/A RAF Stanley  by Colin Smedley

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23 Squadron Phantom XV402 stands in the snow at RAF Stanley in the Falkland Islands in 1983 armed up and awaiting de-icing before being brought to standby. In the background is a Rubb hangar and the smoke haze from the peat fires of the capital city, Port Stanley.

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mcdonnell, phantom fgr 2, f 4m, xv402, tailcode a, 23 sqn, no 23 squadron, raf, royal air force, raf stanley, falkland islands, jet, fighter, ground attack, multi role, multirole, ground power set, rubb hangar, ground equipment, suu 23a, cannon, gatling gun, armed, missiles, fletcher tanks, chocked, aircraft

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 http://www.oscarpix.co.uk

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Comments

  • handyandypandy
    handyandypandyabout 2 years ago

    Awesome shot!

  • Glad it hits you that way!

    – Colin Smedley

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerabout 2 years ago

    Excellent Image Colin. Remember these. Couple landed at our airfiled for a stop over. Great aeroplane. – Ted

  • Thanks Ted! I worked on these for 17 years.

    – Colin Smedley

  • mike  jordan.
    mike jordan.over 1 year ago

    Love it Colin , one of the true great aircraft of the 20th Century…Mike

  • Thanks for that Mike

    – Colin Smedley

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