F-4C Phantom II & KC-97L: Quite handy with the Botijo.

F-4C Phantom II & KC-97L: Quite handy with the Botijo.

Two aircraft types were delivered to Spain “thanks” to the 1970 Mutual Defense Mutual Assistance Agreement. Both the F-4C (Armario / wardrobe) and the KC-97L (Botijo) were second-hand aircraft with long services lives on their backs; Spain was a trusty ally but not one -it seems- that deserved the best of materials.
The Ejército del Aire (Spanish AF) made the best of that deal anyway; they extracted four short -yet productive- years out of the problematic tankers and the F-4’s gave their usual stellar services, as long as they could.

Wonderful photo taken from the Botijo’s refuelling post by Juan Manuel González Arenal over Spain’s Meseta Central.

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