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Phantom FG.1

The Phantom XT864 ("007")    during restoration and re-painting period back to its 892 squadron Fleet Air Arm colours for the Society's 50th Anniversary during early 2018

The Phantom XT864 ("007")       is currently being restored and re-painted back to its 892 squadron Fleet Air Arm colours for the Society's 50th Anniversary during 2018 "007" taking off from the Ark Royal whilst still in service to 892 squadron Fleet Air Arm Society' volunteers posing for a group photo with the Phantom outside Hangar 2, during our 50th Anniversary Calendar 2018 shoot

— “007” (was XT864)

"007" taking off from HMS Ark Royal aircraft carrier whilst still in service to 892 squadron Fleet Air Arm. This is the look that it was eventually restored back to in 2018.

Society' volunteers posing for a group photo with the Phantom outside Hangar 2, during our 50th Anniversary Calendar 2018 shoot

Some of the Phantom's ordnance including two of the four AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles at the Ulster Aviation Society

Some of the Phantom's ordnance including Skyflash and AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles (inert!) with the one on the left in final stages of paint removal. Just one of the many bits to be restored before we even thought of camouflage and markings

Photo: Stephen Riley

Photo: Stephen Riley

Photo: Stephen Riley

Photo: Fleet Air Arm ©

UAS member and hangar volunteer, Stephen Cunningham sanding down the wing surface (March 2017) on our Phantom FG.1

UAS member and hangar volunteer, Stephen Cunningham sanding down the wing surface (March 2017) on our Phantom FG.1

Photo: Stephen Riley

McDonnell Douglas

Professional 20-minute documentary about the Ulster Aviation Society's Phantom FG.1 "007" (was "XT864") acquisition from RAF Leuchars in Scotland, its subsequent disassembly and transportation to their hangars in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, then re-assembly, restoration, and new paint scheme in fabulous Royal Navy (Fleet Air Arm) colours as "007". Written & Directed by Stephen Riley.  Production Editor: Mark J. Cairns

Phantom FG.1 XT864 transforms back into "007" with its phantastic Fleet Air Arm colours for the Royal Navy 892 squadron, during the Phantom Phest event on Saturday 28th April, 2018.   Video by Garry Macdonald.

Some of the Phantom FG.1's ordnance including Gatlin gun, Skyflash missile and AIM-9 Sidewinder missile

Rear quarter view of the Phantom FG.1 "007" in its new 2018 Fleet Air Arm colours in Hangar 2 at Maze Long Kesh.

Rear quarter view of the Phantom FG.1 "007" in its new 2018 Fleet Air Arm colours in Hangar 2 at Maze Long Kesh. Dramatic Rear "owl" view of the Phantom FG.1 "007" in its new 2018 Fleet Air Arm colours in Hangar 2 at Maze Long Kesh.

Dramatic rear “owl” view of the Phantom FG.1 “007” in its new 2018 Fleet Air Arm colours in Hangar 2 at Maze Long Kesh.

Some of the Phantom FG.1's ordnance including Gatlin gun, Skyflash missile and AIM-9 Sidewinder missile

Chairman, Ray Burrows (left) congratulates Ulster Aviation Society' member and ex-RAF painter Ian Hendry on a job well done, after completing the spectacular new Fleet Air Arm paintjob on the Phantom FG.1 "007"

Chairman, Ray Burrows (left) congratulates Ulster Aviation Society' member and ex-RAF painter Ian Hendry on a job well done, after completing the spectacular new Fleet Air Arm paintjob on the Phantom FG.1 "007"

Photo: Mark J. Cairns

Photo: Mark J. Cairns

Photo: Mark J. Cairns

Photo: Ray Burrows

Phantom-007-FG.1-AIRFIX-Transparent

Airfix' fantastic (sell-out!) model kit based on the Ulster Aviation Society's Phantom FG.1 "007" released in late 2017.

 

Click on Airfix box for more details.

Pre-Restoration Pictures

Artwork:

Hornby Hobbies Ltd ©

Phantastic hero shot of the Phantom FG.1 "007" showing off its new 2018 Fleet Air Arm colours, within Hangar 2 at Maze Long Kesh.

Photo: Alan Jarden

Phantastic hero shot of the Phantom FG.1 "007" showing off its new 2018 Fleet Air Arm colours, within Hangar 2 at Maze Long Kesh.

An interesting BLOG page on the Phantom "Phacts" of what made this an FG.1 (F-4K) variant.