F-4C

Operation Bolo: how Robin Olds F-4s disguised as F-105s shot down 7 North Vietnamese MiG-21s in 12 minutes

Operation Bolo: how Robin Olds F-4s disguised as F-105s shot down 7 North Vietnamese MiG-21s in 12 minutes

The F-4 Phantom II The F-4 Phantom II is one of the most important fighter aircraft of the jet era.… Read More

6 months ago

The story behind the Wolf Pack F-16 sporting a special tail flash honoring Robin Olds’ F-4C Phantom II

F-16 honoring Robin Olds Taken on Sep. 17, 2023 the interesting photo in this post shows F-16C Fighting Falcon 89-2060… Read More

9 months ago

Did you know the USAF F-4 Phantom II variant had to be designated the F-110 Spectre? The Century Series Fighter that Never Was

The F-4C Phantom II In response to Navy requirements for a high-altitude interceptor to defend carriers with long-range air-to-air missiles… Read More

11 months ago

North Vietnamese MiG-21 pilot recalls when his two wingmen were shot down by USAF F-4Cs acting as RF-4Cs in a new tactic devised by Robin Olds four days after Operation Bolo

Col. Robin Olds briefed F-4Cs of the 555th TFS/8th TFW to fly in tight formation along a flightpath regularly used… Read More

1 year ago

F-4 WSO tells the story of when his pilot fell asleep during a ferry flight of four Phantom IIs from Kadena AB to Clark AB and their F-4 drifted out of formation

What happens if a fighter jet pilot fell asleep while flying? More than half of airline and commercial pilots have… Read More

1 year ago

Watch the Greatest F-4 Phantom II Footage in History: J79 Noise, Sonic Booms and Extremely Low Flying

The sierra hotel video in this post is possibly the coolest F-4 Phantom II footage ever filmed. The Noise You… Read More

1 year ago

The Unknown Role Played by the F-104 Starfighter During Operation Bolo

The F-104s were therefore given CAP role, although their radar cross section was actually more like that of a Thunderchief,… Read More

4 years ago

Before the F-4C: the F-110A Spectre, the Century Series Fighter that Never Was

27 F-4Bs were "bought" from the Navy order for S 147.8 m on the understanding that the Navy would have… Read More

6 years ago

THE STORY OF AN ORDINARY DOGFIGHT IN THE SKIES OVER HANOI

After the mission, Latham discovered that two other MiG-21s were on their way to the dogfight but were misdirected On… Read More

7 years ago

PHANTOMS PHOREVER! THE MIGHTY F-4, THE LEGENDARY ACE ROBIN OLDS AND OPERATION BOLO

Celebrating the Phantom retirement As the U.S. Air Force (USAF) bids farewell to its last QF-4s, we celebrate the Phantom… Read More

8 years ago