The End of the GE J-79?

September 04, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Not to worry, the venerable GE J-79 soldiers on around the world, a brute force in aerospace propulsion. This one, however, is no more: the aircraft it propelled was RF-4C serial number 68-0599, the last Phantom pulled (from the 309th AMARG, the "Boneyard," on Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson) for target duty. It served admirably at Tyndall AFB, training the next generation of aerial warfighter but, when the airframe's clock had run out, they shot it out of the sky and into the Gulf of Mexico. Better than the crusher…

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– Mark Bennett


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