January 13 2011
The U.S. Air Force has decided to use the F-4 Phantom in a new training role to provide targets to air crews, reports the Air Force News Service.
The former fighters will replace Lear jets for banner tow missions, with attached air-to-air targets for training operations.
The Navy contract for the use of the Lear jets has been ended as part of budget cuts, said Lt. Col. Ryan Luchsinger, the commander of the 82nd Aerial Target Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. The F-4...
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