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Phantom Phinished?

May, 2009

XV408, the Museum’s Phantom FGR2, was repainted last year preparatory to its representation as a Phantom from 29 Squadron as flown in the 1980s. A team from the Squadron, led by the Chief Tech of the Eurofighter display team 2009, visited the Museum in April to fit Sidewinder missiles and appropriate decals thus moving its external presentation closer to completion. Pictures show the missiles, the decals and separately, the Gatling Gun pod yet to be fitted. Still to come are two Skyflash missiles and two drop tanks which are expected early this Summer, but work continues to find instruments for the cockpit.

Talks by Tangmere

The Museum is able to offer speakers to interested groups or societies on a range of subjects connected with the history of operations at RAF Tangmere and other military aviation subjects.

Further details of the full range of presentations and the availability of speakers can be obtained by calling the museum on 01243 790090, by emailing your interest to director@tangmere-museum.org.uk or by letter marked for the attention of the Director.

Museum Development

The Museum car park has been enlarged and re-laid and audio guides provided with the assistance of LEADER – the European Agricultural Fund for Redevelopment.

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