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Produced by Mitsubishi in 1977, 77-8397 was part of the third F-4EJ batch ordered by the JASDF in 1973, after which is lived a relatively subdued life with the JASDF 301st Tactical Fighter Squadron. However, in 1989 the aircraft was one amongst several of the 301st to receive a special paint job for a fighter competition with joint USAF aircraft. F-4EJ 'Samurai Phantom' was a jet fighter aircraft that saw service in the JASDF (Japanese Air Self Defense Force) from 1971 until 2020. At the end of 2020 the F-4EJ will be replaced by the F-35A Lightning II. In 1968 Japan made it public that they would update their JASDF with the F-4 phantom. © 2009—2021 by Gaijin Network Ltd. Gaijin and War Thunder are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Gaijin Network Ltd. Or its licensors, all other logos are. #warthunder #slickbee.Thumb: Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheSl. War Thunder-Main Server. May-21-2021 23:32:08 PM. 6 time(s) Delivery speed. Check out and complete the payment 2. Receive an email with the Game Account details 3. Log in to the Game Account and verify description 4. Confirm the delivery 5. Seller gets paid.

Lightning never strikes twice, but with this one you might hit a quadruple times. Hone your gunnery skills with this machine from 第306飛行隊 as seen during the Gunnery Meet held at Hyakuri air base in November 1986. I wanted to make this one for a long time but lacked sources, until I found a 1987 magazine with some good imagery. Definitely one of my favorite EJ paint jobs as it reminds me of those chubby J2M Raiden interceptors with lightning bolts painted on them.

Anyway, enjoy another 8K uncompressed DDS F-4EJ skin to add to your collection.

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Produced by Mitsubishi in 1977, 77-8395 was part of the 3rd batch ordered by the JASDF in 1973, and by 1981 the aircraft was in service with the 306th.

During its early days the aircraft wore several somewhat unnotable weathered paint schemes. However that changed when the 306th showed up with several aircraft at the 1986 Gunnery Meet at Hyakuri, with 77-8395 sporting 4 lighting bolts on the airframe in combination with black wingtips and horizontal stabilizer. According to one source the lightning bolts were painted on the aircraft to it easier for the wingman to identify his leader easier during high G manoeuvring and avoid friendly fire situations.

Though being one of the oldest F-4EJ’s in existence, it seems to have only served with 2 squadrons, being the 306th and the 301st. Despite it’s ‘subdued’ later life, the aircraft has been spotted at various JASDF air bases during its lifetime. As of writing the aircraft was last photographed in March 2020 and most likely still active with the 第301飛行隊 / 301st Tactical Fighter Squadron.

The F-4EJ with the JASDF 第306飛行隊 / 306th Tactical Fighter Squadron
As plans were being made to update the F-4EJ to EJ改 standard, the problem arose that there would be a shortage of one squadron deployed on Honshu. As such 第306飛行隊 was Formed in 1981 at Komatsu air base, as such the 第205飛行隊/205th Tactical Fighter Squadron converted from the F-104J/DJ to the F-4EJ, being the last of the six operational JASDF squadrons to convert to the F-4EJ.

From 1989 on the squadron’s Phantom were upgraded to 改 standard, but by the time the upgrade was completed by 1992, plans were already being made to transition the squadron to its next aircraft. From 1996 the squadron started the transition to the F-15J/DJ, which was completed on the 18th of March, 1997.

The 306th tail marking represents that of the prefectural bird of Ishikawa prefecture, the Shirayama ‘Golden eagle’. It expresses its brave spirit of attack in combination with the mobility of lightning. Once the squadron converted to the F-15J and DJ, the circle was adjusted to a stylized six to represent the squadron’s affiliation with the 6th wing (similar to the dragon tail mark of 第303飛行隊). For a while the squadron mark was also somewhat notorious for being one of the biggest squadron marks with the JASDF, since JASDF ruling states that squadron markings can not be bigger than the Hinomaru (insignia) painted on the airframe, whit the 306th eagle being painted only marginally smaller.

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Lightning never strikes twice, but with this one you might hit a quadruple times. Hone your gunnery skills with this machine from 第306飛行隊 as seen during the Gunnery Meet held at Hyakuri air base in November 1986. I wanted to make this one for a long time but lacked sources, until I found a 1987 magazine with some good imagery. Definitely one of my favorite EJ paint jobs as it reminds me of those chubby J2M Raiden interceptors with lightning bolts painted on them.

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Anyway, enjoy another 8K uncompressed DDS F-4EJ skin to add to your collection.

The aircraft
Produced by Mitsubishi in 1977, 77-8395 was part of the 3rd batch ordered by the JASDF in 1973, and by 1981 the aircraft was in service with the 306th.

During its early days the aircraft wore several somewhat unnotable weathered paint schemes. However that changed when the 306th showed up with several aircraft at the 1986 Gunnery Meet at Hyakuri, with 77-8395 sporting 4 lighting bolts on the airframe in combination with black wingtips and horizontal stabilizer. According to one source the lightning bolts were painted on the aircraft to it easier for the wingman to identify his leader easier during high G manoeuvring and avoid friendly fire situations.

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Though being one of the oldest F-4EJ’s in existence, it seems to have only served with 2 squadrons, being the 306th and the 301st. Despite it’s ‘subdued’ later life, the aircraft has been spotted at various JASDF air bases during its lifetime. As of writing the aircraft was last photographed in March 2020 and most likely still active with the 第301飛行隊 / 301st Tactical Fighter Squadron.

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The F-4EJ with the JASDF 第306飛行隊 / 306th Tactical Fighter Squadron
As plans were being made to update the F-4EJ to EJ改 standard, the problem arose that there would be a shortage of one squadron deployed on Honshu. As such 第306飛行隊 was Formed in 1981 at Komatsu air base, as such the 第205飛行隊/205th Tactical Fighter Squadron converted from the F-104J/DJ to the F-4EJ, being the last of the six operational JASDF squadrons to convert to the F-4EJ.

From 1989 on the squadron’s Phantom were upgraded to 改 standard, but by the time the upgrade was completed by 1992, plans were already being made to transition the squadron to its next aircraft. From 1996 the squadron started the transition to the F-15J/DJ, which was completed on the 18th of March, 1997.

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The 306th tail marking represents that of the prefectural bird of Ishikawa prefecture, the Shirayama ‘Golden eagle’. It expresses its brave spirit of attack in combination with the mobility of lightning. Once the squadron converted to the F-15J and DJ, the circle was adjusted to a stylized six to represent the squadron’s affiliation with the 6th wing (similar to the dragon tail mark of 第303飛行隊). For a while the squadron mark was also somewhat notorious for being one of the biggest squadron marks with the JASDF, since JASDF ruling states that squadron markings can not be bigger than the Hinomaru (insignia) painted on the airframe, whit the 306th eagle being painted only marginally smaller.

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