Re: Question about your pics

Message posted by zipper on June 10, 2006 at 18:34:02 PST:

I have done a little more checking on the "F4" in question from the 2005 Nellis airshow where there were two - one (74-0665) for the Heritage Flight and the other (72-1485) as a back-up for the Heritage Flight. They are in fact, QF4E's from Hollomon AFB. It is NOT "Det 1/32 ARTS" as in the original post but Det 1 of the 82 ARTS. The 82nd ARTS Sqdn. (Desig. TD) is at Tyndall AFB in FL and is the Aerial Targets Sqdn. Det. 1 of this Sqdn. is at Hollomon (Desig. HD). They are part of the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group.


"To commemorate four decades of USAF F-4 operations, six QF-4s have been painted in special schemes to take part in the Heritage Flight at airshows across the United States. Operated by the 82nd ATRS, four QF-4E from Tyndall and two from Det 1 at Holloman were given special commemorative paint scheme during 2003."

And yes, Coyote Ugly, there are no F4's in the active inventory - these are QF4's, modified for drones. [;')

"This squadron is the only unit left in the USAF to fly the venerable F-4 Phantom II reduced to the role of aerial targets."


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In Reply to: Re: Question about your pics posted by Hank on June 10, 2006 at 15:19:01 PST:


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