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Our Restored McDonnell Douglas Phantom XT914
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   General Specifications
   Crew: 2
   Length: 57 ft 7 in (17.55 m)
   Wingspan: 38 ft 4.5 in (11.7 m)
   Height: 16 ft 1 in (4.9 m)
   Empty weight: 31,000 lb (14,061 kg)
   Max. takeoff weight: 56,000 lb (25,402 kg)
   Powerplant: 2 × Rolls-Royce Spey 202/204 low bypass turbofans, 12,140 lbf dry thrust
   (54 kN), 20,500 lbf in afterburner (91.2 kN) each

   Maximum speed: Mach 1.9 (1,386 mph) at 40,000 ft (12,190 m)
   Ferry range: 1,750 mi(2,816 km)
   Service ceiling: 60,000 ft (18,300 m)

   4× AIM-7 Sparrow or Skyflash in fuselage recesses plus 4 × AIM-9 Sidewinders on
   wing pylons;
   1× 20 mm (0.787 in) M61 Vulcan 6-barrel Gatling cannon in SUU-23 gun pod

About McDonnell Douglas Phantom XT914

McDonnell Phantom FGR2 XT914 was withdrawn from service in November 1992 and went to RAF Leeming, where it was positioned as a gate guardian. It was later transferd to RAF Brampton to also stand as a gate guardian.
Phantom XT914  was the Aerobatic aircraft for the 1992 display season and was flown by Pilot, Squadron Leader Archie Liggat and Navigator Flt.Lieutenant Mark Manwaring
The aircraft had both 56 & 74 Squadron markings.
With the eventual closure of RAF Brampton at the end of 2013 Phantom XT914 was saved from the scrap man to return to it's original home at Wattisham,where it will eventualy be restored and displayed as part of the Wattisham Station Heritage collection.

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