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  • Phantoms Over The Baltics
    Posted by Nicholas Fiorenza 4:12 PM on Apr 19, 2012

    The Luftwaffe has produced a nice video of its F-4F Phantoms scrambling at Siauliai air base in Lithuania. The fighters belonging to Jagdgeschwader (Fighter Squadron, abbreviated JG) 71 "Richthofen" have been the latest four-month rotation of NATO's Baltic air policing mission beginning January 4.

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    Source: YouTube Bundeswehr

    JG 71 has also been conducting NATO air policing of Iceland since last month.

    These will be some of the last deployments of the F-4F, which will be retired from service next year.

    Tags: ar99, Germany, NATO

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