The Patriot by Andreas Mueller

One of the few remaining F-4 Phantom II’s, performing at the 2008 Airpower over Hampthon Roads Airshow. The F-4 Phantom II is a twin engine, all weather, tactical fighter-bomber. It originally performed three tactical air roles: air superiority, interdiction and close-air support. The F-4 continues to serve in retirement as the QF-4 Aerial Target, an unmanned, high performance aerial target used for live air-to-air and surface-to-air missile tests.

Image was taken in Langley, VA. Pictured is a patriotic jet jockey hard at work -


  • Angel Perry
    Angel Perryover 6 years ago

    Very Nice! Love how he is looking right at you holding the flag with pride:) Great capture.

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 6 years ago

    Excellent shot Andy, I love this!!

  • Racheli
    Racheliover 6 years ago

    Oh F-4…..sort of “history” of the 120 century…….:)))
    Very nice capture Andy.

  • nancie
    nancieover 6 years ago

    great !!!!

  • Lance Leopold
    Lance Leopoldover 6 years ago

    This is terrific,Andy,but using this brilliant machine for “target practice???”,they sure know how to waste taxpayers money.

  • Michael  Bermingham
    Michael Bermi...over 6 years ago

    I have stated before how appalled I am at these beauties being used as drones.
    It makes me sick.

    On a brighter note….Awesome shot Andy, well done.


  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 6 years ago

    Stunning capture. I love this!!

  • colinhollywood
    colinhollywoodover 6 years ago

    Great shot Andy – they are so rare here in Europe now too, with Turkey being one of the remaining air forces to still operate them.
    Heavy metal, sadly missed!

  • Lesley  Hill
    Lesley Hillover 6 years ago

    Nice Shot Andy!

  • flame7
    flame7over 6 years ago

    Brilliant Andy!!! Look mom.. no hands!!!

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