F-4C Phantom II at William Tell
By Antonis Karidis
In 1982, the 171st Fighter Interceptor Squadron, 191st Fighter Interceptor Group, Michigan Air National Guard participated in the annual ‘William Tell Air-to-Air Weapons meet, held at Tyndall Air Force Bae, Panama City, Florida. It was at this competition that the 171st unveiled its distinctive black and yellow checkered board pattern, along with distinctive nose art that created quite the ‘buzz’ at the event.
Depicted here are two of the 171st Phantoms flying over Tampa, FL, on their way back to Tyndall.
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