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F-4S Phantom II “Black Bunny” Arrives at Castle Air Museum

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After a multi-year fundraising operation, and the cooperation of the Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona, a unique example of the McDonnell-Douglas Phantom II arrived at the Castle Air Museum in Atwater, California. This being F-4S BuNo.155539, the last example of the breed to have flown with Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Four (VX-4), better known as “The Evaluators.” (warbirdsnews.com) More...

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TiredTom
Tom Bruce 7
great museum... don't know how this little town in remote California did it but lotsa great planes

DougHaviland
Doug Haviland 5
Great article. Nice to see this A/C saved from the shredder.
CombatGuido
Guy Rovella 4
The number and variety of aircraft stored at AMARC is amazing. I live in Tucson and it tough to not stare as you dive by.

https://www.google.com/maps/@32.1546371,-110.8297915,1709m/data=!3m1!1e3?entry=ttu
georgewilhelmsen
Nice history lesson.
srobak
srobak 3
Cool, but they could have picked up the already restored 145310 from the other end of CA in French Valley. It's been waiting for a new home for several years.
sweeper239
sweeper239 2
As a former F-4 jock it's great to see another F-4 saved, especially such an iconic one. Sorry to say not many still exist. If I had won the $1.5 billion lottery I would be buying one today !
jbsimms
James Simms 2
Good deal
EMK69
EMK69 2
Knew several sticks who flew with VX....glad to see it will be shown to the public.
curtrowe1485
Curtis Rowe 1
I saw this plane at Pt Mugu in the1980s. I should have a picture some where in my archives.

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