Japan Retires Last F-4 Phantom Jets After 48 Years in Service - Only Four Phantom Operators Remain Worldwide

The Japanese Air Self Defence Force has retired its last F-4EJ Phantom twin engine fighters after almost 50 years in service, with the aircraft officially leaving service on November 20th in a ceremony at Hyakuri Air Base 50 miles northeast of Tokyo. The F-4EJ is an enhanced derivative of the F-4E

The Japanese Air Self Defence Force has retired its last F-4EJ Phantom twin engine fighters after almost 50 years in service, with the aircraft officially leaving service on November 20th in a ceremony at Hyakuri Air Base 50 miles northeast of Tokyo. The F-4EJ is an enhanced derivative of the F-4E