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#2976 Turkish Air Force - McDonnell Douglas RF-4E Phantom II (69-7521)

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McDonnell Douglas RF-4E Phantom II (69-7521) from the Turkish Air Force
at the Royal Netherlands Air Force Open Days 2008, Leeuwarden (the Netherlands)

The Turkish Air Force received 40 F-4Es in 1974, with a further 32 F-4Es and 8 RF-4Es in 1977–78 under the "Peace Diamond III" program, followed by 40 ex-USAF aircraft in "Peace Diamond IV" in 1987, and a further 40 ex-U.S. Air National Guard Aircraft in 1991. A further 32 RF-4Es were transferred to Turkey after being retired by the Luftwaffe between 1992 and 1994. In 1995, IAI (Israel Aerospace Industries) implemented an upgrade similar to Kurnass 2000 on 54 Turkish F-4Es which were dubbed the F-4E 2020 Terminator. The RF-4 is a tactical reconnaissance variant, equipped with three camera stations in the nose section.