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Thread: Greek F-4's starting to retire

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    Greek F-4's starting to retire


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    Interesting; operational cost of nearly three times that of the F16 per hour.

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    hi,
    but for that x3 you get real noise, plenty exhaust, a nicer looking aircraft that looks the part...

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    I wonder what will happen to them ?
    Mostly scrapped I imagine ?
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    Unfortunately the only country likely to have them for spares is Turkey which sort of puts an end to that so scrapping and museums are the end practically.

    Maybe South Korea might be interested in a job lot?

    Curlyboy
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    Does Egypt still fly any?

    During a visit to Cairo West about 15 years ago, they had many...including a couple of spares airframes resting on barrels (as well as a few examples of Soviet aircraft in even worse shape).
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    I don't think the Egypt AF still have operational Phantoms. Iran and Japan are still operating them..

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    Turkey is scrapping theirs as well, I am more than happy to rehome homeless Phantom parts, Greek and Turkish instrument panels will go nicely in my International F4 panel collection
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    Iran still has them so I expect heavy pressure to scrap them.

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    Cannot see any circumstances where Greek Phantoms go to Turkey ! Doubt the pressure to scrap Phantoms is anything like it was twenty years ago.

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    Turkey have the most up to date Phantoms anyway so why they would want the old Greek ones I am not sure but Iran would have them as would South Korea or Japan for spares but more likely to be pots and pans unfortunately.

    Egypt still has the F4 in its order of battle but they are struggling to keep the newer F16 serviceable so what condition they are in I am not sure.

    Curlyboy
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