F-4 Phantom Graveyard, by Alan Allen. Suffolk, England. .
To aviation enthusiasts, RAF Wattisham was at the center of the UK’s F-4 Phantom force until the type’s retirement in 1992. And while the ‘Phantom graveyard’ is now long gone, these images are a lasting reminder of the fleet‘s final days and will resonate with those who witnessed them. Shown parked in a neglected corner of the Suffolk air base, fighter aircraft that had been lovingly cared for for over two decades have been struck from the RAF inventory, spares-recovered and unceremoniously towed onto Wattisham’s scrapping area. Now operated as Wattisham Airfield by the British Army, the former RAF Wattisham’s front line air defense duties ceased in 1992 with the disbandment of 74 Squadron, the last F-4 Phantom unit of the Royal Air Force, operating the FGR.2 and F-4J (UK) variants of the jet. source