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photograph - F4E at RAAF Darwin

From the Collection of Sorrento/Portsea RSL Sub Branch 1-3 Hurley Street Sorrento Victoria

Description
F4E at start up RAAF Darwin tarmac.Armed with Sidewinder and Sparrow missiles.
Photograph taken from the aircraft nose showing raised cockpit canopies,groundcrew and aircrew readying the airrcraft for flight.
Note air start is connected
Aircraft Serial No. A69-217.
Size
300mm by 150mm
Object Registration
35619
Keywords
f4e, raaf, missle, peace time, darwin, vietnam, noelryan
Historical information
The F4E depicted was tasked to 'cold soak" Sidewinder and Sparrow missiles in the troposphere at 53,000 feetabove Darwin in a joint exercise for the RAAF and the United States Navy in 1972.The aircraft is being readied for flight by the aircrew and ground crew at RAAF Darwin.
When Made
October 1972
Made By
Pope Debenham (Maker)
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM