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XV590/001/R McDonnell Douglas F-4K Phantom FG-1 (CN 3394/9344) of 892 Naval Air Squadron, Royal Navy seen in the company of 11 other 892 Phantoms imediately prior to departure of eight jets for HMS Ark Royal on her last tour and 892's last shipboard deployment prior to disbandment. All of the jets went on to join 43 or 111 Squadrons at Leuchars with the exception of XT868/010/R which crashed at Leuchars a month after this shot was taken with one fatality. XV590 was delivered in July 1969 and after RN sevice joined 43 Squadron as X. The aircraft was scrapped at Leuchars in April 1992. Photographed by Lindsay Potts, scanned from an original 35 mm Transparency via Hasselblad X-5

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Taken on April 6, 1978